Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Changing Seasons

A time to slow down




A time to watch and listen

A time to enjoy the warmth and comforts of home
The sky is gray, there's a chill in the air, the scent of burning wood is all around and the sound of geese fill my ears. I love this time of year!


46 comments:

Olivier said...

superbes, j'aime beaucoup la premiere

Kea said...

I love, love, love that house, the land, the old dilapidated barn. Almost came out of lurkdom when you posted that glorious photo on November 29th, but didn't. Now I see the house again and just have to comment.

I'm not sure why I love this house and property so much. Maybe they remind me of my childhood in rural Quebec.

Whatever the reason, your photos of the home and land speak to me on a deep emotional level. I feel a real visceral pull, looking at them. Wonderful.

Jan said...

Love these photos, James. I love this time of year, too, but of course I enjoy it in SoCal.

Sylvia K said...

Superb! Although I get tired of the frequent rain here in Seattle, I do love this time of year as well. For me your pics capture the moody but peaceful feel of the time and the place.

Sylvia

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi ragione,
c'è un tempo per fare delle cose e gustarsi queste cose !
La casa è il mio posto preferito... il luogo da cui si scapperebbe, ma il luogo dove anche non si vede l'ora di ritornare.
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Thom said...

These are just wonderful and I love the transition from color to black and white. You can just feel this with these captures. Excellent :)

DawnTreader said...

Very nice photos. I like how the branches in the last one frame the picture.

imac said...

These are beautiful my friend, and I would love to stroll down that lane.

Dimple said...

Each of these has its own charm. I want to stroll down the blacktop, enjoying the cool air and fallen leaves, I want to fly with the geese, and I want to walk to the farmhouse, knock on the door, and join the family by the hearth. Lovely series.

Joanne said...

James these are so captivating, you have given me the real feel of this place, I love this series, absolutely gorgeous:)

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful winter shots! James.

jeannette said...

Love the "look" of this time of year! But not the look:) Your first pic is my favorite!

Tricia said...

that 1st pic is perfect in b&w - looks great!
I don't know how you captured that 2nd shot, but that's really cool!!!
Looks like your house is warm & cozy, but freeeezing outside... LoL! =)

Malyss said...

A time to dream about your pictures...^-^
Would like to get lost at the end of this road, fly away with the geese, light a fire in this wonderful house..

Woody said...

I love the SLOW in the first shot. Like it's a place anyone with common sense would speed, duh. I like the movement in the goose shot!

wenn said...

such a relaxing mood..

ρομπερτ said...

A poem written in pictures.

Chapeau !


Please have a good Thursday you all.

Marka said...

The smell of a wood fire on a cold winter morning is absolutely awesome. I can almost smell the wood fire from that house.

Stickup Artist said...

These are wonderful. Seems an old fable or fairy tale could accompany them. The first I can see hanging in a gallery or a museum, the movement in the second changes up the mood, and the third brings in a human element. I like the view through the branches.

T. Becque said...

Very impressive. I love b&w.

I was using a 18-55 kit lens - one reason why I want to get a new one. I shot the photo at 1/256 at f/14, at 29 mm.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I love these pictures! That first one is like a deep breath, sounds goofy but I felt that when I looked at it. It's like saying chill, enjoy yourself. I love this time of year too. I can do without the early dark nights, but there is so much to love about the seasons. Beautiful pictures.

Lucy Corrander said...

Is this house where you live? If so, how wonderful!

Lucy

(Even if not - it is still the last photo I warm too. Maybe because it reminds me of my childhood in rural Essex.)

kaye said...

I love this time of year too, and you present it so beautifully in your photo's.

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi James,
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
I like monochrome photos which are stunning! Yes, you captured the changing season!!!
Have a wonderful day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable set of pictures, one more wonderful than other!My favorite is the second one, if all motion and so beautiful message about lifetime that it left in my heart! thanks a lot!
Léia :)

SouthernSass said...

You are so lucky! Is this your house? I love a nice warm fire and being surrounded by woods and fields - its heaven!

Lois said...

I love it too James! These pictures are wonderful.

Carver said...

I love this time of year too and you have captured it so well.

Pam said...

Aww, the stark beauty of Bucks County.
I agree it is a delight to see and smell the wonders of Winter there.

You photos are beyond gorgeous, James.

be well and enjoy the season :)
Pam

truels said...

Found your blog via Rune (Norway): I like these 3 different images. One good thing about winter is "Slow down" (here we have had lots of snow and slowing down for a long time already). The panning of the birds is VERY fine, I wish I had been able to get such a shot when I played with panning recently. And the last one is so full of peace. Nice!

Cheryl said...

You have captured the essence of fall/winter for me.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, great photos. I can see why you love the season. The first really beckons to me.

Sunny said...

Fantastic images! I love the old farm house, I can almost smell the wood stove from here.
☼ Sunny

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Excellent set of photographs. I like especially the geese which you have captured so adroitly with your panning. The background is sliding by and their wings are a blur of motion. Good eye.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love all three but, the motion in the middle photo is superb! I am really in awe of it and keep returning to gaze at it again! Wow!

Francisca said...

And I so appreciate how you see and capture the beauty in things, James.

jennyfreckles said...

Ooh, I love all these photos - each different but each redolent of the season.

Dorian Susan said...

Hi James-
New follower. Just tripped over your blog....you know how that goes. I live in Maine and plan to join in with weekend reflections. BUT-I used to live in beautiful Newtown PA. Used to walk in Tyler Park almost everyday year 'round, used to enjoy the scenes you post-thank you. Nice to see my old haunts-and beautifully captured as well. Happy day to you.

Dina said...

Your advice is good and the illustrations beautiful.

'Tsuki said...

The first one is very interesting with those words : slow... Of course I'd slow if I was about to take this marvellous road...

Rose said...

Wonderful, wonderful shots!

Naquillity said...

beautiful photos. but, it's the geese i love most. their flight, their grace... hope all is well.

ruma said...

The stop of time.
The flow of time.
There seem to be the both in this space.

The waves. . .
There is always.
In the inside of the heart, too.

Thank you.
ruma

Owen said...

In the midst of a totally crazy week, these slipped by me, but catching up now... what a treat !

The geese shot borders on the divine...

Balaphoto said...

Excelentes fotos!!!Salut!!!

Frank, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Le Journal de Chrys said...

SUPERBE photo: celle aux oiseux!!!!