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waiting for spring

waiting for spring

February 23, 2007

waiting for spring

Posted by Chris @ 3:41 pm  

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  1. Jennie says:

    Love your blog! I live in TX and we think we’re freezing when the temps drop below 60…but this picture is so beautiful it makes me wonder why anybody would wish it away for spring.

  2. Katie W says:

    Now that looks beautiful. I am so sick of our grey English winter. We’ve had one lot of snow that lasted a grand total of 8 hours overnight so no fun could be had in at all. I just wish it would stop raining!

  3. bgirl says:

    that must be the loneliest existence ever. A swing covered in snow…just pitiful!

  4. Debbie says:

    Crisp crisp snow. Looks so clean.

  5. Oh, The Joys says:


  6. Mama T. says:

    Apparantly, we were thinking alike. Well, kind of…


  7. Jurgen Nation says:

    Ooooh, beautiful….!

  8. Christie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture - what type of camera and lens did you use? Your blog is fantastic - you make me smile every day!

  9. Cheryl M. says:

    Chris, great picture…lonely little swing :)

  10. Carola says:

    What a beautiful picture!

  11. Lisa says:

    Wow, what a beautiful picture!

  12. Lisa says:

    Ooo, ooo, ooo, I just thought of something! You should try to remember to go and get the same shot in the spring when it’s green and sunshiney! And then…post them together or something…I dunno….I’ll shut up now.

  13. kim says:

    Love the picture of the swing and snow… as for your rocking chair story.. beautiful… what memeories.. have a great day

  14. Mocha says:

    Very pretty, but I liked the one of you all bundled up the other day. This one is kind of lonely, though, but I really like it.

  15. Kelly says:

    Oh I love the picture. I hope to one day see snow like this.

    I, living in Florida do not know such thing as snow.

    I wish I was there with a hot cup of coffee. Instead it is 80ish today and our air in on.


  16. Michelle says:

    What an amazing picture!!!

  17. Stacey says:

    I love that picture. As a recent transplant in North Carolina from Michigan, I am really missing the snow this winter. I don’t miss driving in it, but I do miss being able to play out in it with the kids.

  18. halloweenlover says:

    Beautiful picture.

  19. Grim Reality Girl says:

    BEAUTIFUL picture — you have a great eye. I agree with Lisa, it would be really cool to do this picture in the different seasons. Then you could frame them and group them together on a wall. Pretty just thinking about it!

  20. Tara says:

    What a great photo.

  21. my 2 cents says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful photo! It’s perfect!!

  22. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Oh my . . . that’s a “frame-able” one . . . absolutely beautiful. The light and shadows are perfect, nice shot!

  23. Fairly Odd Mother says:

    I want to crawl into that picture–we’ve had maybe 1 inch of snow all winter and it is totally depressing!

  24. Erika says:

    ugh i woke up to that too. realized dd1 has no boots so we had to shlep to the store to get her some to play :D

  25. Jennifer says:

    That’s a beautiful picture. Did you actually go outside to take it?

  26. mary anne says:

    The artist in you lives on Chris
    Keep these black and white shots in a file.
    They’ll make a great one man show / coffee table book. Seriously, you have a real eye for composition.

  27. Kristie says:

    Wow, that’s beautiful. I agree with everyone who said take the same shot in summer, spring, and fall, have them framed and hang them as a grouping. Perhaps behind that lovely new leather couch???? :)

  28. jody2ms says:

    Chris, that would be fantatic blown up, matted and framed. It is really lovely.

  29. ben says:

    Great picture. Thank you.

  30. Melanie says:

    Stunning! Enlargement-worthy and frameworthy!

  31. peepnroosmom says:

    Beautiful. I miss snow, it hasn’t snowed here for almost 3 years.

  32. Elizabeth says:

    I like it too, but I think I prefer it alone (without the other seasons). I would go so far as to beg you NOT to display it with other pictures of the same spot in different seasons - that would really limit the scope to just “oh, look at the different seasons” - don’t you think? The title works so well with it - my first thought was the unseen children waiting to play on it, and then I thought of the swing not really having much purpose until the children can swing again, and then the trees sort of took over and it brought to mind the Oscar Wilde book “The Selfish Giant” and the garden being winter until the children could return. From there I went from literal to emotional and spiritual realms - so THAT is a piece of art that WORKS. By itself.

  33. The Wooden Porch says:

    That is breathtaking!

  34. Courtney says:

    You take the most beautiful photographs, Chris!

  35. Ang says:

    I’m awestruck by God’s amazing creativity!! He does such beautiful things here, I honestly don’t think that I’ll be able to speak for, oh say, the first million or so years in Heaven. You had a wonderful eye for that shot :o)

  36. metalia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous picture.

    (Hi, by the way…I came here from Darren.)

  37. liz says:

    That’s beautiful. And awesome. But dude, so cold!

  38. Jenni says:

    Oh….~~~shudder~~~ icky icky icky. I hate winter, even when it is artfully framed and beautifully captured in a photo such as yours. The other day it was 70 degrees here (Oklahoma) and I took the kids on a picnic to the duckpond. Nyah!

  39. Maria says:

    Beautiful picture. I love reading your blog. One thing I love about art is in the interpretation. People can see sad, and lonely in this picture I see promise for the spring. For a warm sunny day while the swing eagerly awaits the laughter of a child.

  40. qtpies7 says:

    We have sooo much snow right now, and that would be great to get a pic like that, but I think our little toddler swing wouldn’t make for such a classic shot as yours! That pic is truely magazine worthy.

  41. Y says:

    That picture is amazing.

    Although, I’m SO GLAD I don’t live there, because I don’t “do” snow.

  42. Julie says:

    love that picture..you have an eye for beauty and a talent for sharing it in the written word..Thanks for Keeping me sane.

  43. Joy H says:

    I LOVE how you appreciate (and can pick out) the little things.

    Thanks for being you!

  44. Pastormac's Ann says:

    Wow! An amazing picture and your title is so perfect!

  45. forxallxoxcanxsay says:

    Reminds me of home…

  46. Darren McLikeshimself says:

    Ugh. I saw this picture while I was in L.A. last week and said out loud, “I am NOT looking forward to going back to that.” And now here I am.