Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Return from snow bound Colorado

It seems like I have been away for an eternity.   The snow and cold in Colorado brought back things I had forgotten:
-the leather of Pono's leash becomes stiff on walks
-how much more I eat in cold weather
-The sound of snow crunching under boots
-The grey sky
-How much I love fluffy white flakes of snow - what delireum!
-Pono's joy in the snow.  Never have I known a dog who loves the snow and cold so much.  Makes me feel sad that we moved him to the desert.
-How I could live my whole life and never shovel snow again.  Ever.
-The way frost glistens when the sun finally comes out

It brought back a rather strange and wistful longing in me, being in a place where I have spent most of my adult life.  My husband and I keep moving away from Colorado, only to find ourselves drawn back to it. I wonder if we will move back again, someday.  

We have returned to a pretty cold Joshua Tree, but it feels warm, comparatively.  I am happy to be home, and I am anxious to return to the studio after so much time away from my art. 

I have missed you, my dear blog readers!  I hope to catch up with everyone this week.


ArtPropelled said...

Oh what a beautiful winter wonderland! I'm sure you will get back there one day if that is what you both think about. Enjoy being back in the studio Karine. There's nothing quite like unleashing your creative spirit after being away from the studio for a while.

High Desert Diva said...

It is hard to not like snow when it is so beautiful....shoveling it though. Ugh.

Cynthia Anderson said...

Welcome back to the high desert!

We got a couple inches of snow at our house--half of it is still here.

emmet said...

i'm glad you got home to your mountains kari!!! these are beautiful photos...everything is wearing little white hats! love to you and otto and pono!

Amelia said...


visiting via art propelled. A wave of nostalgia as I see images of Colorado. I spent many a childhood summer there, travelling over from London UK whilst my father ran a summer school. How I long to visit it again and see what it's like many years later . . . .

Beautiful images and your wording just took me there . . . .

Will be back!


Amelia said...

Wow, so much stunning inspiration. Simplicity and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I feel longings yearning in me to simply make. I wish there was more time.

Today has been a hectic birthday party for a 7 year old!!!! I am shattered!


Patricia said...

Beautifully written sweetie. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Glad to have you back!

bindu said...

I know what you mean, about the crunch of snow under your boots, and the beauty of snowflakes - it always cheers me up. None in Texas though!