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Post one of two: Shadow Mountains

At this time in the morning, the shadows of the tiny bits of snow we have cast huge. It's like looking at the Guilin Mountains.

Guilin Mountains, photo by Hiroji Kubota, from this site


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Can't you imagine wandering there, with your sturdy pack horse carrying your porcelain tea set and some charcoal, so that when you tire, you can sit down, make a fire, brew some tea, and watch the sky and the mountains?


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queenoftheskies
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, they do! How cool!

We have some spectacular snow right now. I wanted to get pictures, but from here at work, the sunlight reflects too strongly off the snow.

Edited at 2016-01-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's amazing to think of you having snow!
queenoftheskies
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
Just on the mountains, thank heavens. (Though I have seen it come down into the foothills behind Glendora, Azusa, and Duarte.)

But, the mountains are not that far, so--

It's more than we've had in years.
sovay
Jan. 8th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
Can't you imagine wandering there, with your sturdy pack horse carrying your porcelain tea set and some charcoal, so that when you tire, you can sit down, make a fire, brew some tea, and watch the sky and the mountains?

That's really, really beautiful.
asakiyume
Jan. 9th, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
I'll collect my friends (you among them, if you'll come) in dreams, and we'll go there--travel in two, three, and four dimensions.
egg_shell
Jan. 8th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
An absolutely wonderful way to see our world in it's bigness and smallness!
asakiyume
Jan. 9th, 2016 04:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, and yeah! Small and big, swirling together.
pameladean
Jan. 8th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
I really like the way you see things. Thank you for sharing it.

P.
asakiyume
Jan. 9th, 2016 04:13 am (UTC)
I'm touched and honored--thank you.
oiktirmos
Jan. 9th, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
Very inventive and insightful.
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
:-)
cmcmck
Jan. 9th, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
That first shot is simply stunning!

Edited at 2016-01-09 11:59 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
It's a professional photographer and a world-class view--and I agree, he's created a work of art.
heliopausa
Jan. 9th, 2016 12:34 pm (UTC)
Your snow-peaks are very sharp indeed - sky-piercers!
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
In the shadow realm, anyway!
purplefigtree
Jan. 17th, 2016 09:22 am (UTC)
Thats so cool! Looking at your photo is almost like falling into that little world of mountains. It's a simpler shot than Hiroji's, but a neat effect.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, his photo gets to show depth, which is lovely--the mountains disappearing in the misty distance. But I like the dramatic Guilin-like shapes of my shadow mountains.
purplefigtree
Jan. 18th, 2016 05:47 am (UTC)
It's amazing how mountainous they are! Snow casts a long shadow.
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