Thursday, January 16, 2014

What do you see?

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

That simple, every day moment.
I gather my lunch and my purse, check the cell, pick up the keys and walk out the door.
Down the four side steps, across the the driveway... I head for the car.
The day is in full swing.
Skies are clear, the air is crisp and the sun warms me with its glow,
even if I can't feel its heat.
These are some of the most ordinary of moments.
I take the same few steps,
look at the same white fence, the leafless bushes and the old black car....just about every day.

Yesterday, my oh-so-ordinary steps were interrupted by the
stunning, artistic display of frost on the roof of my car!
There it was, catching the morning rays.
Gatsby-like, art deco fan patterns.
And feathers!
All waiting to greet me,
to remind me not just to look....
but to really see.

Joining Kim 
Little Things Thursday


  1. OH.MY....that is so cool! I love that quote, it's on the sidebar of my blog I love it so much. I'm a wee bit jealous as I've been hoping for just a tiny bit of frost to photograph. But I think my chance has come to an end as we are warming up a bit. Have a great day!

  2. Whoa! I always leave in the dark and just put on the defrosters, never see the cool frost patterns!

  3. I was thinking plumes, too! Very intricate and even geometric in a way. I can't say I have ever seen frost like this.

  4. Wow, those patterns are amazing! How incredible that you got to capture them.

  5. made even more amazing by your beautiful description!!

  6. You are having the most astounding winter beauty. We are either deadly cold or spring-like here. Just one day of swirly frost and my season would be made!

  7. Wow wow and wow. Great quote and wonderful images. Magic!

  8. I couldn't quite figure it out until you told me.

  9. Amazing, and the light on these swirls is perfect. I LOVE the quote -- and it goes so well with the frost. I'm not sure I would have noticed something like that on my car at 6:30 a.m. before my second cup of coffee!

  10. How beautiful! I also love that quote, I'm going to write it down somewhere!