Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Books -- Not Just for Giving....and a pictoral of a Canadian Winter Day

Reading through Defining Canada, (the Dundurn blog), I found these remarkable sculptures , done by the incredibly talented paper artist Su Blackwell. If you click through the other stories, you can see a plethora of Other Things To Do With Books, presumably AFTER reading them...

We have had a couple of astonishingly beautiful days here on the normally gloomy West Coast, so for the remainder of this post, I will let the pictures tell the story...






We took the dogs up into the woods, and Seamus stopped to make a snow angel.

Step One: Find a nice deep drift and wallow in.


Step 2: Ensure Face and Body suitably snow-covered.




Step 3: Pause to show noble profile, before bounding off to follow dog brother.


The result. Can you see the snow-dog angel?

Look really hard....



More snow tonight.

According to climatologists, this will be the first coast-to-coast-to coast Canadian white Christmas since 1971. I think that may have been the year I was born...

~kc

4 comments:

A Novel Woman said...

Beautiful photos!!! Wow. Makes me want to come out there and frolic in the hills.

And the sculptures with the old books? How cool is that? Amazing stuff.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Pamelalalalaaaa

kc dyer said...

I KNOW! Those books are astonishing. Glad you like the photos. It's looking like Montreal around here!

~kc

Jacquie said...

Yes, great photos! Your dog looks like a bear emerging from its snowy den in the first photo.

kc dyer said...

Thanks, Jacquie. He's pretty cute, my Seamus. And Silas Ermineskin is a true snowdog. He flies through the drifts on his giant snow-shoe feet -- none of us can keep up with him.

I may post a few shots of him leaving us in the snow-dust tomorrow...

~kc