Monday, January 05, 2009

four thousand words













If a picture is worth a thousand words then there must be a dictionary.
And since I promised to get back to work today, I was pleased to have some structural inspiration.

PS Are we
tired of squirrels yet?

19 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

I never tire of squirrels! You are taking wonderful snow-filled photos. What was that I remember you saying once about not stereotyping you as a white winter Canadian?

5/1/09 10:32 AM  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Most eloquently stated, too. Love the varied thrush, one of my favorite birds. They have such dignity and beauty.

So, how is the year working for you so far?

5/1/09 11:13 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

No, yours are differnet than ours. I love looking at your photos.

5/1/09 12:28 PM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

No! Squirrels are endlessly cute.

5/1/09 12:32 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Gorgeous photos. Oh and I wasn't going to do this, but I can't help myself from ranting - most of those mentioned are MEN who had women and domestics taking care of them while their pursued their goals with complete focus. I'm craving inspiration from the other side.

5/1/09 1:56 PM  
Blogger Angela Wales Rockett said...

Beautiful photos, Andrea! And, no, squirrels are always good. :)

5/1/09 1:57 PM  
Blogger Angela Wales Rockett said...

And very interesting link on daily routines. I find myself looking for "structural inspiration" at the moment too. Must be this new year thing.

5/1/09 2:01 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I never tire of nature photos. Now i will have to look up what kind of bird that is unless you can tell me.

5/1/09 3:05 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

each and every one of these is truly remarkable photography.

5/1/09 3:12 PM  
Blogger Alda said...

We are not tired of squirrels. Or birds. Wonderful photos.

I miss Canadian squirrels - we have none (Canadian or otherwise) where I live now!

And those links are great - I love the photographic dictionary one. Amazing.

Happy New Year, Andrea! xx

5/1/09 3:21 PM  
Blogger AcuityTodos said...

Excellent photos, Andrea! You should have got your camera earlier ....

But the snow - I thought you lived in the banana belt? (and it apears to be the same back home in Comox).

Happy New Year!

6/1/09 5:14 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Enjoyed your photos and am stealing your link to the visual dictionary for my blog - I know my family and friends will enjoy it. Interesting structural inspiration link - I noted most of the men and one of the two women relied upon the assistance of at least one woman to be able to achieve the structure they required. If only I could get me one of those women, then I could have some serious structure to my art practice!

6/1/09 8:18 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Caroline: I guess I'll have to eat my words this year! Apparently it's been 40 years since we had snow like this and the weird thing is -- I can actually remember 1968 and the amazing snowfalls we had that year. But today: rains and flooding as it washes all that snow away!

Ian: My first experience with a Varied Thrush was when it kille ditself on out back window. :( As for the year: don't ask.

Michelle and Citizen: Thanks -- I guess they have local character.

Ellen: Excellent observation. The Genn family is this amazing hotbed of creativity but I think the *real* (unsung) hero is the woman behind her husband and kids.

Angela: What we need is a housekeeper -- or wife! :)

Toni: It's a Varied Thrush. I don't see many around here.

Diane: Thanks and thank you for visiting.

Alda:Happy New Year to you, too -- and a much better one in 2009 than you stoic Icelanders have had to suffer through in 2008.

AcuityTodos: Easy for you to say in the REAL banana belt! :) It has definitely been one for the books but I'm sure you're not sorry you missed it.

Barbara: Be my guest and I often think that if I could just afford to have someone come in for a half a day a week it would make all the difference.

6/1/09 8:57 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Gorgeous photos.......looks like you've got more snow than we do now. We hit a warm spell and lost a lot of it last week.

7/1/09 5:28 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Melody: It's disappearing rapidly here now, too. I never thought I'd be so happy to see torrential downpours! :)

7/1/09 9:34 AM  
Blogger San said...

Those tangled winter branches remind me of some of your paintings, Andrea.

And since when did squirrels become tiresome?

Another gorgeous bird photograph--the clarity of that shot is dazzling.

7/1/09 11:35 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

More "squarrls" please. Black ones, if poss. (And maybe I'll share mine)

8/1/09 1:05 PM  
Blogger Ed Maskevich said...

For me squirrels are furry rats with good PR. They always steal the bird seed.

9/1/09 6:53 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I just hopped onto your blog from A Spattering and I'm not tired of squirrels. I love this photograph of the squirrel. I'll check back often.

25/1/09 12:22 PM  

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