Project Alicia : WW: Beneath the Shroud of Winter

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WW: Beneath the Shroud of Winter

In the heart of winter lies...
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silhouettes of trees barren of leaves. Photobucket Exposed fields. Photobucket Bleakness and blah. Photobucket Chilly days void of sunlight. Photobucket And all manner of mother nature's wrath. Photobucket Yet even in the midst of these depressing, ugly days Photobucket is beauty beyond comprehension.

I am so thankful for the nine minutes I allowed myself to pull over and take it in.

Turns out that winter is winter regardless of location or exemption of snow. If you are also experiencing the winter blues like myself come join the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge Feb 3rd - Feb 24th. Just four short weeks to get out and really embrace the beauty that lies beneath the shroud of winter. You can find details and a complete list of prompts on my Poetic Winter Challenge Page.
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This is Wordless Wednesday, but Wordful or Not So Wordless posts are also welcome here. Just grab a photo and link up below. It's a great way to make new friends! Feel free to stop by some of my favs...

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95 comments:

  1. Alicia- I have had an intensely depressing, ugly day and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I needed to see your pictures and read those last few lines of your post - beauty is still there.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Tara, thank you so much for looking! So glad that this helped you! :)

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  2. Wow! Those are really amazing. I kind of gave a gasp when they first came up. Wow...

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  3. Beautiful, haunting pictures. Really enjoyed them, thanks for sharing.

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  4. My goodness...BEAUTIFUL pics!!!!


    Everyone come link up for WW:


    ~Christina @ Marriage from Scratch
    Www.marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com

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  5. I love looking at your photos. You have a wonderful eye for framing the shots. I like the softness of them too.

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  6. Oh I could just kick myself...we had a day like this on Sunday, cloudy, foggy, rainy and I thought I really should pull over and take some pics...but I didn't but YOU did. And they are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration...next time I will definitely stop.

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  7. Wow!! These are breath taking.

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  8. As always, your photographs are fantastic!

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  9. So gorgeous! I'm inspired to get out and find something to shoot next time we have a foggy day.

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  10. Such gorgeous photos Alicia!

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  11. You turned blah scenes into deeply moving works of art.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/01/wordless-wednesday-more-photo-games.html

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  12. nice shots but dreary, reminds me of college winters in Albany, NY!

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  13. Love me some fog! Absolutely gorgeous shots!

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  14. Great shots, but I have to say that I'm ready for winter to be over already. It hasn't even been bad in NE this year.

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  15. Alicia
    The scenes you captured in these photos make me feel like I am in the midst of fog, wet and cold. In a good way, of course. I can't pick a favorite as so many if these pictures are stunning.

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  16. Wow, you captured the mood so incredibly well. Gorgeous! I'm in SC too and was shocked when i saw the sun today.

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  17. Yes bleak and beautiful all at once. The last picture is perfect to follow the others the fence rails appear to be separate frames, really nice,

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  18. Amazing photos! You really captured the mood!
    Trisha
    Momma T and Baby E

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  19. Wow! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for hosting ur linky party! I'm all linked up! I am also having a linky party myself and would love for you to join! The address is www.thesouthernproductqueen.com! Thanks!

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  20. wonderful pics. i love the second one :)

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  21. Stunning! Just absolutely beautiful! I enjoy your work so much- tahnk you :-)

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  22. Eerily beautiful shots Alicia :) The weather is very similar here today, except it's supposed to be summer!

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  23. You found all that in nine minute? So resourceful!!!! Looks great as usual1

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  24. I love the mood in these photos. You captured the grayness of winter perfectly.

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  25. Oh I ADORE this set!!! SO moody and dramatic! Love :)

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  26. Even without snow, you capture the mood of the season very well. Great images, and Happy WW!

    ~EdT.

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  27. Wonderful images Lish! I am so excited about the winter challenge, really like the topics you ladies chose.

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  28. Okay, so you have a wonderful gift of taking what should be depressing, ugly pictures and making them beautiful! That first picture is simply gorgeous! I could just sit and stare at it. :)

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  29. WOW! Amazing photos!!

    Happy WW

    Beki

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  30. Love your photos Lish :) Happy WW!

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  31. Those first three pictures are gorgeous! I love the fog shrouded landscapes. We haven't even had fog, but today we FINALLY got some snow!

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  32. Love the last shot, of the gates!
    Sending you over some southern hemisphere, summery sunshine :)

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  33. Amazing as usual. I love the last one of the gate! :)

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  34. Oh wow, I love these. I miss fog/rain/snow/storms...everything that ISN'T endless sunshine.

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  35. Love the foggy scenes that you captured this week.. winter weather can be quite depressing.

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  36. I don´t like fog, but it surely looks beautiful in your photos.
    We have a lot of fog rightnow. The weather is so depressing!
    I miss the sun. ;)

    Happy WW!
    Verena

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  37. SO inspiring...can't wait for the Poetic Winter challenge to begin! :)

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  38. I could get lost looking at your pictures for a while, somehow, you just know how to capture that beauty!!
    -Samantha
    kreativekaring.com

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  39. Hauntingly poetic pictures. Love your work as always. Thanks for sharing it, & have a terrific WW.

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  40. These are some really stunning photographs, such an atmosphere to them!
    New follower :-)
    Here's my WW this week: http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    TToria
    xo

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  41. Those are all breathtakingly beautiful - I'm glad you took the 9 minutes to pull over and take it all in too, so we could take it all in with you. :)

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  42. You are simply amazing. Those photos are stunning and your text was so beautiful and warming despite the cold, dark images. You introduced and kicked off the Poetic Winter Challenge in a fabulous way. :-)

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  43. Beautiful photos. Sometimes you just have to be more open to the sparser beauty of the winter. You did a great job of that.

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  44. Wasn't yesterday afternoon gorgeous though? Such is weather in the South. The old saying goes "If you don't like the weather here, wait a few minutes and it'll change." Lovely photos of the gray days we've been experiencing.

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  45. You captured the beauty of that foggy day.

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  46. So, SO captivating! LOVE those pictures--haunting and poignant--they gave meaning to the term 'dark beauty.'

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  47. As always, beautiful shots.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  48. these photos have an eerie and solemn vibe to them, but still so beautiful

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  49. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these photos! I always look forward to my wednesday visit here to see what you are sharing with us!

    Bern

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  50. That is what it looked like outside this morning. Could barely see a block in front of me to drive. Beautiful pics!!

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  51. So beautifully said my friend!!! Although I would certainly LOVE to see some of that during winter time. I love weather- so one can get tired of nothing but sunny blue sky 300 days a year. :) Can't wait for the winter challenge!!!

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  52. You make even the most drab & blah days look stunning. Very picture pictures!

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  53. beautiful, gorgeous, moody...I LOVE THEM!

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  54. gorgeous! we've had a lot of foggy days lately here too.

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  55. These are gorgeous Alicia...they evoke such a mood

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  56. As always, these are just absolutely beautiful pictures Alicia! you make the rainy winter look just absolutely breath taking!! love them all!!!

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  57. Beautiful. Those shots look like scenes from a movie. Just in awe.

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  58. Misty and moisty. What moody pictures.

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  59. Great shots as always!

    Happy WW from Jordyn @ The Green House!

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  60. Most peaceful, calming and yet productive 9 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Always love your highway shots, with that fog wow!

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  62. hi alicia, loving your stunning photography!

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  63. Lish, these shots are absolutely lovely. As always. :)

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  64. These shots are amazing! You should seriously teach classes, lady!

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  65. You made "Winter" look beautiful. We are experiencing a not so white Winter here in the Midwest too! Hope all is well and you are enjoying your new state. Loved the lighthouse post:)

    Tiffany

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  66. Nice shots! You captured the essence of winter!

    (Thanks so much for the linky love and letting me post my Roses for Wordless Wednesday.)

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  67. That's true...and then you have a couple of almost 80 degree days and you remember you live in the south :)

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  68. Beautiful images of winter! You can view my WW here:
    http://su.pr/45TIxd

    Have a wonderful afternoon!

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  69. Gorgeous! Foggy misty days make the world feel so wistful!

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  70. Wow Alicia, those shots are absolutely gorgeous.

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  71. Ohhhh.... These just might some of my favorites of yours! Stunning photos!

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  72. Beautiful pics! Thanks for hosting. =)

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  73. Those are definitely Winter photos! Hope you're staying warm!

    Kailani
    An Island Life

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  74. Wow, your photos are so beautiful!

    Visiting for Wordless Wednesday! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/01/wordless-wednesday-car-covered-with-snow.html

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  75. impressive, as always :)
    i absolutely LOVE the fence and the house off in the distance

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  76. I have been dreaming of having a "real" camera again for years now. My camera cravings were sortof under control until I found you! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous... hermoso and inspiring!!!! Greetings from Mexico!
    xo
    clau

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  77. Love these shots. The water drops on the bars are really great.

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  78. I love those photos. I also do a WW post ~ hope you'll hop over and link-up. The bars are my fav too. I just want to live there.

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