If you’ve been to my blog before you know I tend to lean toward color photos versus black and white. Weekly, though, I love to participate in Cee’s Black & White challenge. Looking back through the color photos and testing them to see if they look cool in black & white expands one’s photography skills.
A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day; quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights. – Margaret Heffernan
It’s a bit easier to roll with outside patterns in black & white in the winter. The coverage of snow simplifies the choices of colors in the view. But damn…it’s been mighty cold outside, so a view looking out from my window is gonna have to do!
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono
Copper always creates patterns in the snow as he searches for the perfect spot to do his job. This morning, when I first let him out, I smelled scents of a cat who succeeded in leaving an aromatic treasure in the house. It wasn’t like the joy of smelling the freshly brewed coffee upstairs in the kitchen, but if you own an aging cat, you’re inclined to celebrate any signs of success versus blockage. But I digress…sometimes, okay, a lot maybe!?!
I glanced out to see Copper shivering as he struggled to do his job in the subzero poop zone. It was too cold for the poor little pup, instead, he did his quick-catch-some-grass-slivers-while-dragging-my-butt-across-the-icy-yard-thing and shook his bootie right back in the house.
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. – Richard P. Feynman
I’m leaning toward believing that there is some strange trick of nature being played on us with the cold streak we’ve been having here in Wisconsin. When, oh, when will the frigid cold break?
I wish I knew for sure, but then, I’d miss seeing surprises of winter along the way. Like ocean waves in the yard. Or is that delusion? I’m not quite sure, it happens I hear when you have cabin fever…?
Sometimes we look at patterns, and we look at things that are happening, and sometimes you can’t dismiss everything as a conspiracy. – Tomi Lahren
We Up Northers know eventually the snow will melt, the grass will sprout, and we’ll be complaining about the extreme heat of July. One week or so a year, yes, we do that, we complain.
Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change. – Alvin Toffler
In the meantime, our stay in the house homebodies shall soak up the rays of heat in the comfort of the perfect sunbathing spots. Creating patterns on the floor, and enjoying each precious moment that we’re alive, breathing, and content in our world.
We can glance outside to enjoy the beauty of natures patterns we know to be true.
And maybe venture out a time or two to catch snowflakes on our tongues while we curse the relentless chill.
What is your favorite way to curse the chill? Or are you brave and venture out it in no matter what temperature it is?