March 4, 2013

a view from my window.....


well, my car window that is.


we went for a little drive on saturday. we're working on a new project {excited} and felt we needed to get "out of dodge" for awhile in hopes of finding something new to inspire us. the fresh air, the change of scenery, a restaurant with the most delicious chicken rolls {something we'd never had before} and just simply being with each other {for eight and a half hours, while talking about what our future holds} added up to the most perfect day.



the sun warmed and blinded us all day long, making us take off our coats in the car and move our visors up, down and every other way we possibly could to prevent our faces and retinas from burning. eventually we gave up, laughed at ourselves, and decided there just wasn't anyway we could possibly complain about the brilliant sun on a winter day in wisconsin. 

today's forecast...snow is on its way. by tomorrow night, it looks like the hubby will be snow blowing about another foot of the same wet and heavy snow we just had last week. come on mother nature, it's march. we're done. 
okay fine, you win. you're arriving no matter what {uncle}....so could you at least make sure the sun plans on traveling with you again this time and then could you promise us you're tired and not coming back until next winter....pretty please?


side note:these were all taken while we were on the highway going seventy miles an hour. i like the challenge of shooting from the passenger seat and then having to crop out cars, signs, fences, the rear view mirror and telephone poles when i get home. yep, i'm a bit odd that way.

23 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at the visors and the coats off...I do that too -- I love the beaming sun on a winter day but when you're in the car it heats up so quickly and the visors get a work out! But even while doing the tango in the car, no complaints because it is sunshine in winter. Bliss!!

    Great shots from a moving vehicle and now that we know about cloning...I'll be doing the same on my next road trip.

    Viva la time spent together talking about the future and plans!! xoxox

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  2. The starkness of winter can be so beautiful in photographs. It sounds like you had a perfectly wonderful day.

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  3. that snow is coming here right after it visits you .. feh

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  4. Beautiful. I do the crop thing too...at least it's warm from inside the car;)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  5. That 2nd one with the barn, soooo cool. Man, I am lucky. Where I live outside philly use to be snow covered from Nov to march, like you are. Call it global warming or whatever, but I didnt have to shovel snow once this year. It seems we just get cold and dreary without the beauty ( more work) of the snow covered lanscape. I totally get your feeling, it's march already, enough! But your area sure does look picturesque.

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  6. Looks like you're in for more snow tomorrow--this is the long part of winter, isn't it?
    Still, I never tire of seeing trees against a stark winter canvas.

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  7. Beautiful photos! I too was taking photos through the car window this weekend. At least it was warm! thanks for sharing your shots!

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  8. *Life is Good *

    And so are those speeding images!

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  9. I'm odd that way, too. When we were cruising down the highway in France, my poor host was baffled that I would take photos out the window. "I'll stop!" he said. That would take all the fun out of it -- and there would be plenty of stopping later!

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  10. I'm impressed with your 70 mph shots! Sounds like a great day. I love spending the weekends with my hubby, going to out of the way places and eating good food. My kind of weekend!

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  11. Dreaming and loving with your honey is a great way to spend a sunny Sat. Afternoon. Excited to know your plans when they come together!
    Have a great week, Beautiful! 16 days until the 1st day of spring!
    Love ya !

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  12. Oh, what wonderful shots out your car window. If you hadn't told me, I'd not believed it. And what a great way to spend the day. Yes, enough already with the snow. We're supposed to get our first significant snow on Wednesday. I've heard this story before, however.

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  13. We have nothing in San Diego like your winter... Love your trees. Jerral

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  14. These are great! I love snapping through the window, too!

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  15. How nice to have respite from winter for one day of adventure and photos from the window. Great photos too. You cleaned them up just beautifully.

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  16. We had another bunch of snow yesterday. Glad you could get out for a drive.

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  17. Hi Beth,

    Your blog and your photography is beautiful! I found you through Kelly Rae's Possibilitarian post. Isn't she great? I am your newest follower and so glad to be!

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  18. oye.
    that is just aLOT of snow.
    somehow i imagine your Springtime is extraordinarily stunning
    ....like a well deserved golden ticket.
    hope you have some tulips in a vase
    on your table:)
    -Jennifer

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  19. I loved this post. I too love shooting from the car. And I really love tree sky shots!! Awesome.

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  20. These photos are beautiful, picture post cards. Love them. What a drive! Soooooo not my scenery where I'm from!
    t

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  21. Telephone lines! They block so many beautiful views! They drive me batty!
    And they are EVERYWHERE.

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  22. don't you just love that restaurant? you will have to come when the weather is nicer, and eat on the deck along the river.
    xoxo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth