Diversion | A Quiet Winter's Day

Before I awoke Saturday morning, I had definitive plans - get up, run 8 to 9 miles, drop off photos, pick up daughter from the stable, do laundry, etc, etc.

I awoke to this in the backyard:
Pond Edge

Not a lot of snow, but enough divert my plans for the day.

With the snow, lack of street clearing, and slippery sidewalks, I decided not to run at all. I still ran a little on the treadmill and did a yoga class, but these activities did not wear me out like a long run would. With residual energy to burn, I took a long photo walk on campus, around The Japan House grounds.



Yes, it was cold, and I had the place all to myself, but stillness in the air was so calming and peaceful. At the end of my walk, I felt rejuvenated.


Sometimes a diversion ends up being what you really needed.


Shared with Simple Things Sunday and Mosaic Monday. Hope you have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday Evening!

carol l mckenna  – (February 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM)  

Beautiful photography ~ love your mosaic photos ~ Ah, yes we had snow today in MA ~ is rather distracting to plans ~

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Jill Harrison  – (February 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM)  

It certainly looks like your diversion was just what your soul was craving. The Japanese garden looks like a beautiful peaceful place to walk with your camera. I can feel the calmness from here. Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

Pondside  – (February 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM)  

I love to have something like this happen to mix up the day a bit. Life goes back to normal quickly enough.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage  – (February 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM)  

Sometimes a diversion leads to enjoyable activities. It would be nice to sit on that bench and drink in the surrounding scenery.

Shane Pollard  – (February 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM)  

Quiet serenity indeed!!!
Such beautiful photographs depicting winter snow!
Oooh it looks very very cold!

Shane ♥

tinajo  – (February 4, 2013 at 12:56 AM)  

Beautiful pics, love the color combinations nature gives! :-)

eileeninmd  – (February 4, 2013 at 4:02 AM)  

We had a light dusting in the morning too! I love your photo and mosaic. Such a peaceful scene and colors. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Lorrie  – (February 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM)  

I love the way snow transforms the landscape. It hides, albeit temporarily, the darkness of winter. Beautiful photos.

Prairie Jill  – (February 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM)  

What a beautiful place! I love Japanese Gardens, but I don't think I've ever visited one when there was snow on the ground.

Post a Comment


Copyright Notice

All images on this blog (unless stated) are the intellectual property and copyright of Shirley LeMay Photography and Shirley Behind the Lens (© 2005-2020). Do not steal, borrow or pirate the images here.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code. and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) prohibits the use of digital property to be used without the consent of its owner.

Blog Archive

Label Cloud

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

  © Blogger template Shush by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP