2.3.11

WINTER HOME










Now that we've made it through February--and even the first day of March!--and now that Accuweather is showing proportionally far more 4's and 5's across the board than 2's and 3's, it finally, finally is beginning to feel as though we're on the upswing. So it occurred to me that I had better get my ass in gear and share with you more of the photos from my visit home in January, before I enter fully into denial that winter ever happened in the first place.

The first photo was taken from the window of the plane on the second leg of my flight, from LA to Seattle. Looking out over the Sierra Nevada mountains, I found myself truly overwhelmed by just how breathtaking the West is, and just how much I miss living in that special, incomparable part of the country. Back home, there is always a mountain on the horizon, and I miss my own familiar giants (Baker, Rainier) every day. Here there is city and more city, and then flatness and swamps, and when you do come across a mountain, it is all the wrong shape. Here things are round and sloped, there they are jagged and rough and conical. I actually have a real theory about the shapes of nature in the East versus the West--but that is a lengthy dissertation for another day!

(all photos taken by me, using Fuji 35mm 400 speed film on my Canon AE-1 Program)

15 comments:

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Such pretty pictures. I've never lived on the east coast, but even all the talk of freezing temperatures makes me think it would be nice to live on the opposite coast. Even if just for a couple years.
XOXO

Phara said...

Lovely pictures, I like the last two the most. I can't stop looking at them :)
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Eva said...

I love that you use your own photography on your blog, they're really lovely. The 1st image is so moody. I used to live in Seattle and I miss it so much!

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thousandflower said...

The first time I drove across the country from west to east that was my impression, things went from being pointy to being rounded. The east is so much more domesticated looking than the west. The hills are a lot older. It always amused me what they call a mountain in the east.

Camille said...

I really like your photos, Siri. They remind me that even when I can't wait for Spring to arrive, there are still things I enjoy about Winter namely how beautiful it can be.

R A said...

These are beautiful images you have made.

chelsea jade said...

glorious photographs. i'm particularly partial to photographing through the double glaze of an aeroplane window. such a privileged view.

we use the same camera! sisterhood.

x chelsea jade.

Snows said...

Lovely photos! and lucky window!

Miss Moss said...

I LOVE THESE.

just had to tell you that.

conversely i am looking forward to winter on this side of the world.

swapsies?

Emily said...

i love your film photos. i need to get out and see the west coast more! and that photo of the ice, i LOVE ice like that. well i mean to say i love stepping on ice like that. makes the best CRUNCH!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Heart-stoppingly beautiful!!

Claire said...

Beautiful, yet very eerie. I like it, it makes me excited for when the snow here melts!
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Tofu said...

sweet pictures? i still don't understand if it is ice ?

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Ringo, have a banana! said...

It is ice! This is what the mud puddles do back home when they freeze. It's not solid ice, just a very very thin layer that makes the most satisfying "crunch!" when you step on it :n )

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I would love to go to the West Coast ..

Stunning pictures!

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