January 04, 2008

Winter sunlight

Winter sunlight

20 comments:

j said...

Beautiful.

And I love seeing the Scott Joplin book -- it's the same one my dad always plays out of. I remember many nights as a small girl creeping out of bed to go sit on the stairs in my nightgown and listen intently as he played the Maple Leaf or the Pineapple or a number of other rags. I hope someone in your family has fond memories of that book as well.

jo(e) said...

j: The Scott Joplin book is still very much in use in this household ...

yankee t said...

great shot, so indicative of the life in your home. Don't forget to stop by my 365 blog!

Jodie said...

I >>really<< like this shot.

In so many ways.

Cathy said...

I like it too - is this a Clementi sonatina?

billie said...

Lovely light capture! Lovely. So peaceful and clear. Calm.

jo(e) said...

Cathy: Wow! You were able to figure that out from this blurry photo?

It *is* a Clementi sonatina.

Cathy said...

I clicked on the picture to look at it and it enlarged. I could make out the notes and thought it was Clementi - I have played it before.

Anonymous said...

I can read some book titles not others. Now I'm curious to know what books are underneath the lamp.

jo(e) said...

Okay, let's see. The books, from bottom to top are:

Oregon Rivers. Photos by Larry Olson. Essays by John Daniel.

What is Life? Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan.

The Piano. Jeremy Sipmann.

Collected Piano Works of Scott Joplin.

The Encyclopedia of Photography.

The Encyclopedia of Music. Max Wade-Matthews & Wendy Thompson.

And yeah, the thing on the top is a Rubik's Cube in a plastic bag. You can find all kinds of strange stuff in my house.

Jodie said...

I have a weird confession to make:

I keep a little power-point presentation of my favorite Jo(e) photos. This one is now my favorite.

What most amazes me is the coherence in composition between Jo(e)s photos and her writing. Never seen anything like it. Simple but textured, its like you are dancing with the subject. Focused on your partner yet completely at one with the music.

If you've seen it done you know what I mean.

But how can a person's eye for photo composition and music and feel for people and for the English language be all the same?

Has anybody else noticed this?

(OK enough weird blubbering.)

traveller one said...

Wow... that's incredibly beautiful... I immediately fall in love with people who can see simple things like this and realise how precious they are.
Thank you!

Cathy said...

Been following these comments - should I mention that YOUR winter sun looks different than the winter sun we experience? Our's is different because we are that much further south from you. Could that be?

Scrivener said...

Hey you actually listened to me! ;)

ryanwesley said...

That's a beautiful picture. Your winter light is like mine when it flows through the window onto my floor. So.. whole. I guess?

kathy a. said...

what a gorgeous photo. i didn't know there was a book called "oregon rivers." have just ordered it for my beloved, who will be thrilled.

Ampersand said...

fantastic.

jo(e) said...

Thanks, everyone, for the nice compliments.

Scrivener: Why act so surprised? I always listen to you.

Now, if only the reverse were true ....

Cloudscome said...

jodie said: "What most amazes me is the coherence in composition between Jo(e)s photos and her writing. Never seen anything like it. Simple but textured, its like you are dancing with the subject." Yep. I see that too. I am loving this one.

Silver Creek Mom said...

One to blow up for the wall!
Beautiful.