Thursday, January 27, 2011

A world transformed

I’ve been working on this project all morning and I tell you, I am mentally beat and I think I need a nap. Ha!

Last night, rather than listening to poetry or a book on archive.org, we listened to the sleet as it hit the windows of the breakfast nook. Earlier, we’d heard thunder. Snow with thunder doesn’t happen that often, at least not around here.

And this morning, my husband and I awoke to a world of white with a foot or more of snow on the ground. We spent a couple of hours very early outside, my husband shoveling before I even got up, and then we walked around the perimeter of the property to make a path.  I took photos while I was walking, and then came in and chose about 20 of them to use for a video for you this morning.

Unfortunately, something is completely whacked with Windows Live Movie Maker today. So after googling questions on how to resolve it, I decided to try to upload the movie directly through YouTube, hoping that there wasn’t a corrupt file somewhere.

If it sounds like I know what I’m talking about, I can assure you that I do not. I would love to be as tech savvy as many of you are.

Photos taken on a snowy morning in January, accompanied to music by Mara Carlyle.

But, by jove . . . I think I’ve got it. To watch it larger, click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner where you can watch on YouTube.

Have a beautiful day, all.
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30 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Well, I think you got it too! :) Very beautiful!

Snappy Di said...

Soft and dreamy movie, Kate. Loved it and so glad you are showing us that you have indeed 'Got It'.

Enjoy your day in that snowy paradise.

Di

kate i said...

So, so lovely! And as much as I'm loving the daffodils and crocus that are coming up in my garden, your snow scenes are just magical. Glad you persisted with the video so we could share some of the magic that is yours today.

Bath Tub Mama said...

Wow great pictures. I am now following your blog.

Linda said...

Beautiful. Magical. Glad I don't have to shovelit :) Really like the corn in the window photo.

Beth said...

These are some of the prettiest snow photos I have seen. Lovely music, as well. George really looks good in snow.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful, but I think I would have stayed snuggled under the covers.

Nancy H. said...

Wow you did an excellent job with that video. Everything is so beautiful!

Linda Higgins said...

the video was absolutely beautiful. You live in a wonderland! Hubby and I would LOVE to be care tackers of a home! Handy man would be in heaven!

deborah said...

magical with hauntingly beautiful music

tj said...

...*applause* That was beautiful Kate! Stunning work! :o)

...It is snow that happens like that every so often that makes one want to never forget it. Just to stand in the moment and see it blanketing and clinging to everything and to listen to the silence it created, it's magical. Thanks for sharing this - so pretty!

...Blessings... :o)

ELK said...

stay warm and safe . enjoy the time off and a big thank you for this very special gift of music and images together .. it was joy to see!

Deb said...

my hat's off to you Katy...beautiful...I hope you don't mind I shared a link on my facebook page for my friends to enjoy...

Carolynn said...

Haunting and beautiful with just a hint of melancholy. I so enjoyed my few minutes in your backyard.

Lili said...

You even captured the quiet that accompanies a freshly fallen snow like that. I enjoyed the video very much! Can you believe we only got 4 inches today though? xo ~Lili

Tiggeriffic said...

I love it when it snows a lot.. Everything is so quiet.. So glad that you were able to put your video on youtube... Very beautiful.. I missed seeing George in the snow...This much snow is a wonder-land ~! As long as the electic stays on everything is O.K.
Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa..:)

Sue said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful photography--it always takes me to a peaceful place. I have followed you for quite awhile--your blog is one I never miss everyday!

Chrissykat said...

What a treat to watch your lovely peaceful snowy day (coming from someone who wore shorts today-and no, I'm not bragging...it's January for crying out loud!). And I must tell you, I love love love the little red kitty suctioned to your window...so very cute! >^..^<

Char said...

enjoy - hope you have a wonderful day.

the shots are gorgeous

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful, Kate.

Fine Lines said...

The laciness of the trees is enchanting!!

MaggieGem said...

Lovely photos, beautifully put together! Bravo!!!

mrs mediocrity said...

you awoke to a winter wonderland...gorgeous.

Oliag said...

Beautiful Kate! I still love the snow and winter...but ask me if I still feel the same way by the end of Feb:)

Sweetpea said...

sweeeeeeeet, CG!!!! You've had a movie breakthrough, me thinks :>]]
I've just watched this at about 11:50pm Thursday (west coast time) and I'm now pretty blissed-out on your YouTube-ing. dang, that's too many hyphens but since I'm on a roll, I shall bid you a very content nighty-night.

"Hi George!"

Daryl said...

Brava!!!!!!!!

Louisiana Belle said...

Oh, my! Stunning images, every single one. I subscribed to your youtube channel, btw. Lovely!

Gail said...

Amazingly beautiful...like a fantasy world where unicorns may play.

deb said...

thank you .
I am in awe.

and the tech stuff. okay, apparently I am in the dark ages in comparison.
I've been trying to beautify my blog and ended up getting a publish on a page I was creating for info.
ack. apologies for sending everyone over for nothing and all that.

but I keep trying and learning.

Jan's camera said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing that beautiful day.