Monday, 27 December 2010

Bison over my Kitchen Sink!


Maybe I'd over-indulged on festive fare, but the other evening as I stood by the kitchen sink I could make out the shape of a bison in the iced-over window behind the roller-blind!


Like prehistoric cave paintings, there were other animals too ...

Today they are all gone.

20 comments:

RuneE said...

An artist has an artist's eye - you see what we others don't.

Phoenix C. said...

Or maybe I had too many mince-pies!! :)

Barbara Martin said...

I'm for RuneE's comment. Sometimes you're meant to see things at the time. I think in another few days you'll see something else that's not normally there.

Phoenix C. said...

I do agree, Barbara, and I think this is one of the roles of the artist. To see things that are pertinent to one's self and also for others.

I looked at the animal forms on the window playfully - which I do believe is an important aspect of seeing - important to creativity and well-being. Maybe they have other meanings too.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's kind of like looking at clouds and some people see different animals or shapes. I think it shows your creativity. They do remind me of prehistoric cave drawings.

Phoenix C. said...

Catherine, I wonder if it's the colours that help suggest the prehistoric cave art? The ochre colour caused by the orangey outside lighting and also the flowing lines.

Anna said...

Fascinating forms there. I have been admiring the frost ferns on my greenhouse ~ alas no more :)

Phoenix C. said...

Frost is so beautiful Anna - but I have to say I'm glad not to see it at the moment! :)

Maureen Walsh said...

Can absolutely see where you get the idea of bison and buffaloes! Its so much fun when suddenly something pops up from nowhere from the branch of a tree, a bush on the side of the road, a cloud that transforms from a poodle to a banana by the time its passed from the windscreen to the back window of your car. Transient images enriching our lives. Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Maureen
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Phoenix C. said...

Glad you enjoyed the bison! I too like looking at shapes in the clouds, got told off for it by my driving instructor, so now I reserve it for when I'm a passenger! :)

Happy New Year to you Maureen.

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

They look like the cro-magnon cave paintings just near here.

Those are enormous icicles pictured on your side bar!

Phoenix C. said...

Lucky you living near to the cave paintings, Rob!

The icicles were huge - even better than last year!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I see it too, just like a cave painting!

Happy New Year!

Phoenix C. said...

Happy New Year, Crafty Green Poet!

Esther Montgomery said...

Beautiful colours.

Esther

Phoenix C. said...

They were, Esther - caused by the outside light shining and transforming the rather dingy grey rollerblind!

Prospero said...

The entropic cinema-show of ice as it descends into chaos. Happy New Year, Ingrid.

Phoenix C. said...

Love the description! Happy New Year, Prospero!

Bim said...

I love the icy cave paintings (and Prospero's description thereof :) but wonder about the temperature of the kitchen adjacent to the window.
Over at mine you've asked if I moved the camera while exposing - yes, gently, but most of the movement comes from the car driving along the lights.
Anywhoo, a very happy New Year!

Phoenix C. said...

Happy New Year, Bim!

I must try 'light painting' with the camera, your photos looked amazing!