Friday, January 28, 2011

'BONE STRUCTURE' ~ WINTER LANDSCAPE

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."

~ Andrew Wyeth



Michigan Snowy Countryside

16 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dearest Joey, I always think that the test of a really good garden is whether it stand up to scrutiny in the winter. Does it have a defining bone structure which will hold everything together when the fullsomeness of spring and summer arrive?Does it have a narrative...a beginning, a middle and an end? And, does it have arteries which lead and pull you on through the whole? Flowering plants are pretty distractions but, for me, a satisfying garden or landscape requires none of these.

Happy Weekend!

Carolyn Gail said...

Hey Joey, that looks like a Wyeth painting :-) Gorgeous!

Lindalou said...

I always love how you find quotes that work so well with your photos, but I think I've told you that before.

I know it's only January still, but I think I'm getting tired of the bone structure of winter. I must be getting older and more cantankerous.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, I do love to see the bones and structure of my garden, but I sure wish they would begin getting their colorful clothes on real soon!

Eileen

joey said...

Well said, dear Edith. Delighted to have you back ... yes, winter bones are good.(Rest well, dear friend, no recipes this post :)

As I had hoped, dear 'fine-eyed' artist, Carolyn. Thank you.

Thanks, Lindalou. Hold on, dear Michigan friend. It won't be long ... remember, February is short, and March, well ...

Bones are good, Eileen, and before we know it, spring will be wearing her finest!

Rose said...

A lovely pastoral portrait, Joey, but I'm feeling much like Gatsby's Gardens--I'm ready to see something more colorful than bones very soon:)

Shirley said...

This photo looks like it belongs in a frame or, at the very least, on the cover of a Christmas card! So beautiful are the bones of winter.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

It's wonderful to travel the countryside (world) via our garden friends blogs as it allows us to experience so much more than our own backyards! Your scenery is remarkable.

joey said...

Sorry to make you sad, Rose. Between winter and spring, I too patiently wait but, in the meantime, I try to focus on the beauty. Thank you, dear friend. It's fun to share our thoughts.

Shirley, thank you. I'm in awe of gifts that each day brings ... a simple barn and heavy snow ... many pass and never see the beauty.

Thank you, Whimiscal Cat. So enjoyed your comment for that is what sharing is all about.

Kala said...

Beautiful composition & processing. This would make a lovely greeting card Joey!

Marysol said...

And here's a lovely photo that best represents our little Antarctica a.k.a. Michigan.

All I need is a cup of hot chocolate and a roaring fire to make my day complete.

Stay warm Joey.

Diana (Di) said...

Joey, love your photo, very nostalgic and makes me feel all warm inside. Great words from Andrew Wyeth and I do love his work.

P O T A G E R said...

The romance, the titillation, the anticipation. Bones, lovely bones.

joey said...

Thank you, dear Kala! More snow to come ... more cards!

Hold onto your hat, dear Marysol ... this might be the BIG ONE! Stay warm ... In my thoughts, must write you a note.

Thanks Di. Do hope you are feeling better :)

How poetic, Linda! Love it ... keep them coming :)

kanak7 said...

What a description! Wow...the bone structure to be filled up later...The painting is gorgeous!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Kanak. Not a painting ... my creative photograph.