Saturday, December 02, 2006

Looking up

If autumn is when creation falls asleep, then the patient was knocked out cold yesterday. After the snow storm, my deck, which is usually an accurate measure of snowfall, lay beneath a foot of snow.

I did manage get out to take a few photos yesterday. Those will be appearing soon. (I shoot film instead of digital for a number of reasons I’ll gladly cover if you’d like, and given the treacherous driving conditions yesterday, I haven’t yet gotten the film to a photo lab – hopefully I will today.)

This photo was taken after a snowfall last spring. I wandered my backyard in search of a composition, and was not really satisfied with anything I had encountered. I stood under an oak tree, looked upward, and there it was. The lines of the branch remind me of a Japanese woodcut print, which appeals to my Asian heritage. The moon is a bonus.

So the moral of this story could be that when you’re frustrated and out of options, to look upward. Or, maybe better, to save a lot of grief, look upward first.

This cat means business

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

3 comments:

Janey Loree said...

James this picture is awe inspiring!

James said...

Thanks, janey! It was a sucessful early effort.

sundae said...

this is beautiful!