Friday, February 27, 2015

How Could Anyone Not Love Winter?

A portion of yesterday's sculpture turns up with this sculpture; I think this was a Canadian carver's work, playing around with the notion of winter outside the window. Yes, I know, for many of you, you've had quite enough of that word. For some peculiar reason I can't understand, not everyone loves the winter. Such people must be daft.

Or maybe I'm the one who's daft.


38 comments:

  1. This statue , seems to me, that is the best you've taught us, it is right ?.

    Tomás.

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  2. Not daft at all William.. can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to winter, no snow unfortunately :( Love this and yesterday's sculptures, much complex sculpturing going on there!

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  3. *smile*
    Nice sculpture, but you better not venture south ... New York's freezing over soon anyway.

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  4. That's a beautiful sculpture! No, you are not daft. I think it's great you love winter.
    I love having four seasons, even though I'm ready for spring :-)

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  5. For most of my life I've been with you; winter is great! But the last two weeks of -25 to -40 windchills is rapidly changing my mind!! I want it -5 and sunny! (And by the way I've been enjoying your series on ice carving. Seems to me it gets fancier and more detailed all the time).

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  6. @Tomas: I think so!

    @Whisk: so I'm not alone!

    @Grace: it must take a lot of being careful to put these together.

    @Merisi: we're all locked in the same cold snap over eastern North America.

    @Tamago: well, I do look forward to the tulips.

    @Gnome: thank you!

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  7. I love winter too, William. That's the reasons why I wasn't glad with the second very mild winter in a row in the Netherlands.

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  8. Not daft at all, William. I love winter, too. :)

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  9. I must be about as daft as they come! Winter here in AZ is okay but winter up there is not for me.

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  10. I do love winter, but probably I wouldn't like your winter too much!

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  11. Very very neat.
    I like winter and I miss snow but I don't like going for weeks on end with the power out and the heavy snow breaking trees and such but I do miss snow and very cold temps and bright blue skies. The last two items I do like. Makes me feel good!!
    MB

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  12. Ah ha. Now I see what you mean. I like the action in this one.

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  13. I like a nice winter but not this one - too cold for days on end with constant windchill making it unpleasant to be wandering outside for long.

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  14. i have noticed as i get older that the winters do seem worse, longer, lots more crazy weather, the weather seems to be really wild. but i guess the point is ... winter is great when it works with your own schedule. but??! right now i am wishing for some spring color. i miss green grass & pretty flowers. my fave is fall or autumn weather. ( :

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  15. How could anyone not love winter? You're kidding, right?

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  16. @Jan: we had a lot of the cold here.

    @Tex: yes, that amount of attention to detail is a good touch.

    @Linda: I see I'm not alone in this!

    @Sharon: the first winter here is the hardest!

    @Jane and Chris: hah!

    @VP: ours are long, and feel longer.

    @MB: admittedly, power outages aren't fun.

    @Red: thanks!

    @RedPat: it's been a winter we won't forget.

    @Beth: come July, everyone will be saying, "when's winter coming back?"

    @Norma: of course I'm not kidding.

    @Lisa: good!

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  17. William, these works seem to get more and more complex, what great artists.

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  18. I don't get this one, perhaps my imagination is muted by the late hour... What's the top hat doing here? Love the frosty window though!

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  19. I love the beauty of winter just not the cold but I am out in it every day just because I love the outdoors and nature ! Nice sculpture ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  20. Yeah.. pretty daft. ;) But that's okay. I love the intense heat of summer.

    Cool how they made the frost designs on the window. Nice one.

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  21. Good one. And no, I'm not daft, a skewed mind perhaps, but not daft. Besides, I freeze in cold weather.

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  22. Well, I'm daft along with you! My least favourite season is summer when it's hot. Maybe because I don't have a pool and I don't live beside a lake. :))

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  23. @Geoff: the carvers did wonderfully this year.

    @Ciel: having had looked at this, I realize I should have taken two shots of this one from different angles- I think the fellow is playing a musical instrument. With a top hat.

    @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Hilary: the frost details on this really looks like the real thing.

    @Mari: not everyone loves winter, after all.

    @EG: humidity is not my idea of a swell time.

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  24. This is beautiful. I used to love winter until about five years ago we got so much snow it knocked out the electric for a week. Drove me nuts!

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  25. I'd like winter if it lasted for six weeks, beginning in mid-December and ending on Groundhog Day.

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  26. Lovely patterns on the brickwork and window!

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  27. Nice idea!

    And yes, it's definitely you!

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  28. I don't hate winter but I' m not fond of it ... A few weeks of snow with sun would be enough for me.

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  29. wow, like the patterns Jack Frost made on the snow in the movie 'Rise of the Guardians' :-)

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  30. I am nearing the end of patience. The sunshine is lovely, though, and I don't want a drastic change. The sun is slowly warming and it's lovely, on the front deck, south=facing out of the wind! I hope it melts slowly!

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  31. How could anyone not love winter? Do I really need to explain this? Why do you think half of the folks in northern USA and Canada are down here in Florida this month?

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  32. I'm with Jack. I'd say the other half of those people are down here in the southwestern U.S. I can see snow in the mountains from here and that is about as close as I want to get to it.

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