Friday, October 7, 2011

Contemplating Winter...

This picture is so beautiful and I love the way it romanticizes fall/winter. It brings to mind how much attitude plays a huge part in our perception of reality. I'm sure that a wet cold day like the one in the photo could be quite miserable. However, the girl in the picture is dressed appropriately and stylishly for the weather...waiting for a cab ( I imagine) and appears to be indifferent to the elements . Seeing her standing amongst the beautiful buildings in an almost ethereal setting, makes you wish you were there, doesn't it?

This photo reminds me of the winter ahead and inspires me to make preparations; like stocking the beverage cupboard with tea and cocoa,  brushing off the dust on my Hunter boots and bringing out my raspberry coloured umbrella I got in Paris the last time I was there. (We get a lot of rain in Vancouver during the winter, so I will get much use of these items.)

I think these are important things we can easily do to make the most of the inevitable weather ahead.
And I think that it is important to remember that although we can't change the weather,  we can at least re-imagine it.

Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving!
(By the way, I cannot find the name of the photographer. All I know is that it was originally posted on

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