Saturday, November 10, 2012


“Just as a lamp waved in darkness creates a
figure of light in the air, which remains for as long
as the lamp repeats its motion exactly,
so the universe retains its shape
by repetition: the universe is Time's body.”

from Little Big
John Crowley

After a few days of melting, we began to get
new snow, it got a bit colder as well.
Nothing too bad especially when you
see what other people have dealt with. But
today the young dog wanted to bounce in the
belly deep snow and the old dog wanted to be
carried home. The birds have disappeared, huddled
together in some winter bush and are ignoring the
feeders. I did see as gull go by yesterday it must
be confused.
I took these pictures Friday. I always think of
these snowy days as a day for the little worlds
within worlds, I find it hard to photograph on a while
canvas so the details become everything, as I enter
the tiny worlds of nature. My camera does not allow
me to enter the mysterious worlds  of Fitz James O'Brien's
The Diamond Lens, Cummings' the Girl in the Golden
Atom, or two favorites, Crowley's Little Big or
James Blaylock's The Land of Dreams but there
are lots of details to sink into even at this scale.

“The further in you go, the bigger it gets.”
from Little Big
John Crowley

“What you learn as you get older is that
the world is old, and has been old for a long time.”

from Little Big
John Crowley

“The things that make us happy make us wise. ” 
from Little Big
John Crowley

“Their laughter rose to the ceiling and
shook hands there.” 
from Little Big
John Crowley


Kathie Brown said...

Guy, I am glad you look at the little worlds, the tiny vignette's of nature. I like the idea of "the further in you go, the bigger it gets." C.S. Lewis expressed this idea in the last book of the Chronicles of Narnia series, "The Last Battle" when the children finally get to Aslan's country and discover the same thing!

I love the photo of the golden grasses in the snow.

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

One I had the Crowley quote I was thinking of the "The Last Battle" by Lewis as well, the entire time I was working on the post. I guess great minds...,

The wedding looked beautiful and fun I enjoyed the photos.