Thursday, February 10, 2011

Evening Shadows

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"Look round and round upon this bare bleak plain, and see even here, upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are! Alas! it is the nature of their kind to be so. The loveliest things in life, Tom, are but shadows; and they come and go, and change and fade away, as rapidly as these!"

~ Charles Dickens (Martin Chuzzlewit)

13 comments:

richies said...

We had 10 inches of snow forecast for Wednesday but only got 2. It was 4 degrees this morning. I like the forecast for next week - 60's and 70's all week.

An Arkies Musings

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We had 1-3 inches forecast and only got one. And the sun today melted much of it... Doesn't look like yours melted much!!!!

Be careful if you have to go out in that, Pat.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I like your picture of the evening shadows. I also like the quote from Dickens. Your snow looks beautiful, but I hope warmer weather is on the day.

Hilary said...

Best time of day.. no matter the season.. when those shadows are long. Lovely photo, Pat.

Arkansas Patti said...

The picture and the quote match perfectly.
We are melting quite a bit here and I fear we may have seen the last. Sigh.

Marvin said...

Great shot, Pat. I could say many unkind things about snow, but it does make an excellent canvas for shadows.

TSannie said...

What a beautiful photo!

Abby said...

Quite an evocative photo!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

The blueness of it draws you in.........
;)

Stay Warm!
xo

Reader Wil said...

Martin Chuzzlewit, if he quoted this, was right: all beautiful things fade away. So you still have snow, well at this moment the temperature feels like spring, but you never can tell what will happen next week. Once we had snow at te end of march.

Teacher's Pet said...

Peacefulness.....serinity and peacefulness shown in this photograph, Pat.
Beautiful!!!
Love to you,
Jackie

rhymeswithplague said...

The comment I left seems to have gone off into the void. I was asking whether you knew the quotation first and picked the photo to illustrate it, or was it the other way 'round (you had a lovely picture and searched for a quotation to match it with)?

Pat - Arkansas said...

rhymeswithplague Photo first; quotation later. The first thing that popped into my mind was the old song "Evening Shadows Make Me Blue" but the words didn't fit. I like Dickens much, much better.