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the water-covered world

We know this is a water world, three-fourths covered in water, and we know the waters can drink up more land--rains can cause rivers to lap up flood plains, climate change can make oceans gulp down shores. And in winter, in the north, dry land becomes flooded, and the floodwaters stand. Right now my world is covered in nearly three feet of water--in the form of snow. And Boston is flooded by some six feet and more.

Here are some more photos of the waves....

snow waves

thin ledge of snow

snow curves


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egg_shell
Feb. 17th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
I love your "frozen waves"!
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love them too--I drag people out in the freezing cold to see them.
yamamanama
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
"Amid timebound waves" is pretty apt.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
Definitely--what is that from?
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marycatelli
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
We've got some lovely waves here, too, with the stratified snow. . .

But I'm ready for the February thaw, thank you kindly.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
I bet you do! Have you taken any pictures?
(no subject) - marycatelli - Feb. 18th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC) - Expand
yamamanama
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
I'm ready for July.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
It'll come :-)
kishenehn
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
Wow, those are lovely!
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I just have a point-and-click camera, so it's the subject matter that does it :-)
pameladean
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
Oh, how gorgeous. There is nothing quite like snow-light.

P.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
Truth! This evening I watched the sun set over the snowy woods. Beautiful.
rustica
Feb. 17th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
The snow drifts look just like sand dunes!

.....I can't imagine that much snow.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it? I guess it's much the same--tiny particles of stuff, sculpted by the wind.
nineweaving
Feb. 17th, 2015 05:55 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely!

Nine
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
The wind is an excellent sculptor!
cmcmck
Feb. 17th, 2015 08:11 am (UTC)
Funny how snowdrifts and dunes seem to obey the same physics!
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
I keep on wanting to put objects of different size and shape into the snow, at different slants, to see how the wind moves the snow around them. (I haven't done it yet, though... one of these days... or years...)
khiemtran
Feb. 17th, 2015 08:31 am (UTC)
I love the curves on those waves, especially the first one. (As an aside, a Swedish friend today was telling us how a surfer took up snowboarding in Sweden and found it surprisingly difficult - until there was a mini-avalanche and the snow started collapsing underneath and everyone was amazed that he stayed upright - he said it started to feel like water again...)

Edited at 2015-02-17 08:31 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
That is *very* interesting! It began to move, and so he felt at home.

I was wondering if one could go sledding on sand dunes. But sand, being made of bits of earth-stuff (rock, or shell, or whatever), seems more dangerous to me than snow, which is just water....
(no subject) - genarti - Feb. 18th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
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mnfaure
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:13 am (UTC)
That is a lot of snow. Thank you for a vicarious winter, better than none and better than too much. :P
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
A Goldilocks amount of winter: juuuuuuuust right :-)
sartorias
Feb. 17th, 2015 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, so beautiful!
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
I think so too!
xjenavivex
Feb. 17th, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
wow
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
right??
deponti
Feb. 18th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
What lovely photos and words to go with them. I am not enjoying the early summer of Bangalore and wish I could visit!

LJ has opened up, I am rushing to the next friend's post!
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
If you visited, you could ride down my toboggan path :-)
cucumberseed
Feb. 18th, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC)
It looks like your neck of the woods got about the same amount of snow that ours has gotten.
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
About two and a half feet?
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