Thursday, January 28, 2010

Serendipity and Snow

Serendipity is one of my favorite words, concepts, ideas.

So it was with great delight that I read that on January 28, 1754, one Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, first coined the word Serendipity.

I am eternally grateful.


Yesterday, I spent the day working on my endless task of cleaning out the various closets, drawers and bins of the motorhome.

Remember the Muck Boots I was so happy to have while we were up in the snow at Ghost Ranch? Was I ever happy to have them when we had snow for six weeks. They kept my feet dry, they were easy to walk in, they were perfect.

But since we've been down here in beautiful Bosque del Apache, they've been pretty much in the way (they're somewhat large). Yesterday I looked around the rig and realized we have the large unused space behind the couch where they would fit perfectly. Not easily accessible, but hey, we're out of the snow, so it's time to stash the winter boots, right?

I woke up this morning
to this

Trying for the positive attitude,
I dug the boots out
and went to take pictures.

Then I ran right back in to play with the pictures on the computer because it was COLD out there.

This is the same picture as the first one, slightly lightened, slightly sharpened. I couldn't decide which I like better. The artistic side of me likes the first one, but there's another part of me that loves how clean and crisp this second shot is.

You can click on either image
and decide for yourself.

While it was freezing cold,
it was also unbelievable gorgeous

This bush is right outside our rig.
While I hadn't really
noticed it before,
it was transformed by the snow.
I think the snow
makes it look
somewhat tropical.

A wider view,
I'm surprised how blue
the snow looks
straight out of the camera.

So I decided
to warm it up a bit.

Since we have this beautiful
old windmill,
I thought I'd make this photo
look like it came
straight out of the old West.

Terry and I talked about it and decided this would be the perfect day to hunker down with the heater turned to high, watch movies and amuse ourselves without going outside.

I made more cheese (this time a mozzarella roll with a pesto filling) and think I'll bake a couple of loaves of bread.


photowannabe said...

That sounds like the good life. Cheese, bread and your Honey. (:0)
Love the sepia picture that looks like the old West.

Mimi said...

Cleaning the tank sensors again are ya?