Friday, January 14, 2011

For Everything There Is a Season

It's been a winter wonderland around here!

Snow has a way of changing the lanscape so much so, that you lose sight of familiar things, until they pop back up in the spring.

Take this lighthouse, below, that we'd driven by all summer long on the lake (umm... when our boat wasn't under repair):

Here it is in the winter. Wild, right?

Remember to consider the seasons in your settings. Imagine what the lanscape would look like if say, your MC was somewhere in January, as opposed to June.


ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

(photo credit: cleveland.com)

23 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Holy crap! I didn't realize Cleveland was THAT cold.

Today's guest blogger is K.M. Walton!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Okay, that photo is soooo cool. It looks almost as cold there as it does where I live. Almost. I'm sure it's still colder here. :(

Jen Daiker said...

Holy Toledo Batman that's impressive. I sit here in awe at the photo. Living in Houston it gets 'chilly' but I use that word very lightly. In Des Moines I'd have to factor in snow.

I sort of miss it... until I see pictures like these.

salarsenッ said...

Love the frozen lighthouse! Highlighting a season can really add and spice up your manuscript.

Enjoy your weekend.

LisaDay said...

Does it really look like that? I have been to Niagara Falls dozens of times but several years back we went in the winter. Everything look just like that. Beautiful.

LisaDay

blueviolet said...

I can not believe how much it iced up!

Angela Ackerman said...

Wow--that's amazing!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Little Ms J said...

Um, that looks like something in a movie where Tom Cruise or Will Smith is going to try to save us from the end of the world.

Meredith said...

That's one of the coolest photos ever! It definitely looks post-apocalyptic.

Maddy said...

WOW!! That's incredible! And beautiful at the same time! Have a great weekend :)

Finding Beauty said...

I am dreaming of Anna Maria Island!!

Kelly said...

Holy frozen lighthouse! Wow! That is a crazy cool pic! ANd great reminder too!!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Wow. I remember seeing the frozen lighthouse on the news. Now that's cold. :)

JEM said...

That is a CRAZY picture!

Melissa Gill said...

That's an amazing picture, and a great way to illustrate things to keep in mind for writing too.

Pamela said...

This is stunning. I can't look away!

Melissa said...

That lighthouse looks intense! That is so cool!

I ignore setting way too much in my novel. I need to work on it.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Love that pic! We used to live in Sandusky. I miss the the lake. I'd probably miss it more if it wasn't so doggone cold there in the winter. *brrrrrr*

Pam said...

WOW...are you kidding? That is so wild and strange looking.

notesfromnadir said...

What a stunning lighthouse turned ice sculpture!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Really, I can't believe that second picture! I would never have thought that a lighthouse would freeze over like that.

Anusha said...

WOW!!!! I adore lighthouses! What an amazing sight!

One of my weird fantasies is to live in a lighthouse ... or a houseboat. I mean, given my longing for a walk-in closet this will never happen i.r.l., but I still dream about it! ^_^

Jessica said...

Wow, that totally looks like my basement; the water part anyway. thankfully we don't get much snow here!