Friday, December 19, 2008

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ VOICES ~ DAY EIGHT

The VOICE of winter is a silent one. Rain that slowly turns to icy creations...snow that blankets the earth quickly and quietly.


The VOICES we are hearing in the tiny market down in the town, and in churches and on TV are still announcing that there are present outages in our area.
Our street and all those right around us and on up the mountainside are still without power for the 8th day in a row. When we talk to strangers we find everyone has a story, and yet the VOICES are cheerful as is the custom for this time of year. We are still operating on a small generator and we have some internet service from the satillite connection. That puts us in the category of very lucky as many people are still spending their days and nights in our middle school shleter.




So here for your winter enjoyment are scenes of the season...at least up here in the Monadnock Mts. of NH.
The ice is now melted away, and we expect 10 " of snow to top of the small snowfall earlier this week.


People exist with woodstoves, fireplaces, generator, and that typical New England attitude. It seems like they can handle anything with a smile and an ability to rise to any occasion. We have only been here five winters, so we are novice to the challenges, but we are learning FAST.....

Be of good Cheer, Christmas is a few days away. Even in the dark, the light of this Holy season will shine.

11 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful photos!! Lovely illo!

K Spoering said...

Nice illustration! My 2-yr. old grandchildren played Mary & Joseph in last Sunday's Christmas pageant, so this strikes a chord!
Stay warm!

carla said...

Lovely (as always) illustration! I know that ice storms are really devastating, but they are also so beautiful. your top photo is especially striking with the little touches of red and green. I guess the snow is coming your way - it started here about 2 hours ago!

Teri C said...

Those snow and ice photos are really descriptive! Great illo to go with them.

Juan said...

Wonderful photos and illo!

indigene said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place, coupled with a lovely illustration! Peace to you.

kj said...

hello ginger, i come to you from val's and see some familiar voices here, including carla's. i'm a new englander too. i wish you power, light and heat, in every way!!!
thanks for your nice comment about my book and its fantastic cover.

:)

Bron Smith said...

Wow, Ginger...you guys are in much worse shape than us. I just looked at your pictures. The big wind and snow storm that was supposed to hit our region last night never happened, tho we did get a couple more inches of snow, so we'll be playing hooky from church today. I hope you can get your power back soon.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Beautiful photos, but you can keep that snow. :P I really like the style of the illustration. :) Good post.

Ellen Byrne said...

Your work is always superb! Sorry about the weather...

Happy Holidays!

md said...

Great photos and drawing as usual.
Remembers a few years ago when we had a simialar ice storm down here and where with out power. Hope it is all back on by now and that you and your family have a warm and happy Christmas