Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chill in the air

It's been awful chilly lately. Not cold enough to snow, unfortunately-- I don't think that will ever happen here, in the basin of "perpetually sunny" Los Angeles-- but brisk enough to say "Brrr" when you walk outside. (Or simply squeal, if you're like me.)

This past weekend, while walking through a local outdoor mall, making a feeble attempt at starting my holiday shopping, temperatures got so low that I actually bought myself a new (and somewhat pricey) jacket at American Eagle. It's an olive green trench with a belt at the waist and pretty darn adorable if I do say so myself. It was totally an impulse purchase but, in my defense, I had been eyeing a jacket just like it. And I got 20 percent off. So there. :)

Anyway, this week the weather has been warming up, making that jacket virtually unnecessary come noontime, but in the mornings it is still nice and cool. And the nights still get a bit frigid and blustery. Perfect scarf-and-mittens weather. (I picked up a cute pair of soft, red gloves this weekend, too.)

I didn't exactly plan to spend this post regaling you with details about my weather forecast. More importantly I wanted to share the beautiful photograph above. It entered my email inbox the other day, courtesy my favorite "cheap" art website, 20x200. Shot by Joseph O. Holmes, it is called "The Sledding Hill (Dusk)." This is one in a series of photographs he has taken at Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Don't you just love the way the light peeks through the skeleton trees and reflects off the snow, creating this warm, gorgeous glow? I may be a California girl, but I'd love to go there. Now. (And have a snowball fight.)

So, let's make small talk, shall we? How's the weather where you are? Any snow?

Stay warm,

P.S. Holmes also shot two of my other 20x200 faves, also set in his hometown of New York City. I posted about them here. (I love this one, too)


Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

CUTTEEE coat!!!

We have lots of snow but it's started to warm up this week and get slushy and yucky! My car is a terrible mess. It's about -2 C here (I think that's like 25 F or so) so definitely coat and mittens weather :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

It snowed here yesterday for the first time this season. It barely stuck but it was great to put our tree up while it was snowing!

Come enter my giveaway for a chance to win 2 cool linocut prints!

dee said...

Thank you for the coment :) actualy the image on the top of the blog is a picture i took (my trainner gave me the origami boat - there are gym stuff written on it but i enjoyed it so much).

What can i say, you would like to visit Europe, i would like to visit the US... it seems so diferent. Italy was trully diferent from what i was thinking, some places for worse, and only God know how much sick i am of pasta!

Dionne said...

No snow here in Houston, but how lovely is that photo? I love the trees!

And I LOVE your latest purchase! What a cute jacket!

Mo Pie, Please said...

You're the winner of my giveaway!! Contact me with your info so I can send the prints to you right away!