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So, life smacked me around a bit this morning, but I've finally gotten caught up (mostly) over here at LJ, and with thanking everyone for all the nice things they've said about my little offerings -- to be clear, y'all don't have to be so sweet, you can offer criticism too if you think it's warranted. I appreciate both immensely.

Anyway, it's sifting down a little snow here, and that makes me happy. Winters are usually unrelieved ugly brown where I'm at. It contrasts badly with the fairyland of northern Canada, where the hoarfrost dresses all the trees in winter bridal gowns, and it's so cold on clear nights that you can hear the northern lights crackling as they dance. Where the starlight glimmers on heavy expanses of snow, and every sunset lights the sky on fire.

I posted this a while ago, but I'm of a mind to share it with you again (and not just because I'm a theremin aficionado). Take a few minutes, if you haven't already seen this, to enjoy Joanna Lurie's Le silence sous l'écorce:

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Date: 2016-12-17 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mywitch.livejournal.com
I love that little film. ❤️

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Date: 2016-12-18 02:59 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-12-18 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beffeysue.livejournal.com
It's a sweet film, isn't it? I wonder if they made anything like a sequel? Must check.

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Date: 2016-12-18 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Alas, no, but she's done other (http://joannalurie.com/?page_id=11) beautiful pieces.
Edited Date: 2016-12-18 07:13 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-12-18 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
That was so so sweet and okay I might have cried a little bit. Their little noises just undid me. I loved your description of the trees in winter bridal gowns!!! I'd love to see that. Thank you for sharing that video! I will in turn be sharing it!

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Date: 2016-12-18 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Glad you liked the film. As to the trees, I've chosen these unretouched images because they properly convey the quality of winter daylight this time of year. I took these photos in a bog on the north side of our property.

Nikon D7000 ISO-100, f-stop=f/16, 1/8 sec exposure:
Image (http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/zigadenus/76828330/27096/27096_original.jpg)

Nikon D7000 ISO-100, f-stop=f/11, 1/8 sec exposure:
Image (http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/zigadenus/76828330/27193/27193_original.jpg)

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Date: 2016-12-18 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
Those are Gorgeous!!! I've only experienced snow a few times in my life, and would love to see it again. It does look absolutely magical. YOU LIVE ON A BOG?!?! That just made my heart skip a beat. BOG BOG BOG I love that word.....BOG!!! I've always been fascinated with the peat bogs, and the mummies found there. Thank you for the pics!!

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Date: 2016-12-18 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zigadenus.livejournal.com
Yes, it's spectacularly beautiful back home -- boreal mixed wood; largely 40-60 yr aspen and some 25yr and 60 yr spruce, mostly in the understory. And then on the north 40 acres of the property, and the entire quarter-section to the west is treed peat bog. Three miles to the south is a long stretch of crown land, which is cut through with seismic lines and hunting trails -- it's situated along the banks and valley of a large river, and is mostly a periglacial dunefield (obv. the glacier is long gone). But beautiful to go walking in; Mum and I do that pretty regularly when I am home.

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Date: 2016-12-18 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
That sounds heavenly. I bet it smells spectacular, too! There is nothing like wild water and forest to make my heart happy. What a treasure your family has!
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