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Winter Story Series

Fifty-Five (Winter Story Series)

One of the things that stand out most to me in the winter is that once it starts snowing, the whole world becomes quieter. My world anyway. Everyone settles into their homes, as I travel out to seek beauty. The hustle and bustle of cars and people are replaced by birds hopping across the snow searching for food, the crackling of branches as the weight of the snow bears down, the crunch of snow under my feet, things you don't always notice when the world is in full force. These quiet times I treasure since they are few and far between.

"Fifty-Five"

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57 responses

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    Carol, my dear... the photograohs are very nice and showing how severe your winter is.. Great series of fantastic photos. We realise such winter now in our North India specially in jammu and kashmir. Appeciate your photo essay too. I will vote for you dear.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    Wow! The images in this collection are beautifully toned and remind me of my childhood

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (14 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Saroj...this is last years snow.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (14 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Sarah...I had hoped it would evoke some nostalgia. :)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    I vote story of the week too!!! Fantastic!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Regenia...so sweet!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    SPECIAL THANK YOU TO riverS FOR NOMINATION OF STORY OF THE WEEK!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thanks, John! :)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    I love how you are evolving wonderfully, Carol! You are one very creative cookie! Yah, love the photo essay, and yep voted for story of the week.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Litz...I can't see doing anything else. :) (((big hugs)))

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    An impressive collection

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (15 Jan 2012):

    beautiful pictures! my vote.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Bruce:)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thanks, ajtiM :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    A beautiful collection of winter images...and you have my vote for story of the week,

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (15 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Andrea...for your never-ending support!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    beautiful series, I really love the landscape with the snow and these pictures are full of atmosphere! good! my vote!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (16 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Elyseo...I appreciate it! :)

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    Terrific feeling for winter beauty. Like the whole series!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    These are beautiful!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (16 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Randy!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (16 Jan 2012):

    SPECIAL HUGS TO DEBBIE SMARTT FOR NOMINATION OF STORY OF THE WEEK! :)

  • Walburgis Meijers

    Walburgis Meijers gave props (20 Jan 2012):

    great

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (20 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Walburgis :)

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (20 Jan 2012):

    Perfect story. Perfect series. Each and every photos is exceptional

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (22 Jan 2012):

    An astonishing series! And, to know that more is still to come! (I watch your blog!)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (22 Jan 2012):

    Thank you sooo much, Nicolette :)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (22 Jan 2012):

    Thank you very much, Richard...I can't believe you follow my blog :) :)

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (22 Jan 2012):

    A very beautiful series of photographs.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (23 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Michael.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    Thrilled to see this phenomenal series as STORY of THE WEEK! Congrats!

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    Story of the Week!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    A very well deserved congratulations on the story of the week

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (23 Jan 2012):

    Cookie, Congratulations on Story of the Week! Great job!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    Awesome, and so well deserved....Story of the Week!! Congratulations!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (23 Jan 2012):

    Thanks, everyone & JPG Staff! (((hugs all around)))

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    I think everyone can agree that there are not many things in the world as beautiful as the landscape clad in snow. I can relate.

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    Nice job, Carol!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    Damn! I miss living on the farm..... This is superb.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Carol! Congratulations!!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    Congrats, Carol! Superb images & story!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (24 Jan 2012):

    Thank you again, for your support, and for coming by to take a peek! :)

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    wow! i'm so happy for you, beautiful images. xoxo

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Jan 2012):

    Congratulations, my friend. So deserved. Wonderful series.

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly said (25 Jan 2012):

    Scoop it. Added this to my curation page on photographic stories. beautiful work, Carol.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (26 Jan 2012):

    You got story of the week!! Awesome!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Jan 2012):

    Congratulations, Cookie!

  • Danielle

    Danielle said (27 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful series!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Excellent images and interesting effects. Very well done!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (28 Jan 2012):

    awesome Cookie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    GEAT GREAT GREAT!!!!

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Love proper snow!!! majestical series too.

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    ABSOLUTELY should be published and then some!!!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes said (3 Feb 2012):

    Thank you everyone AGAIN for all this awesome support! :D

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Voted

  • Simon Sawyer

    Simon Sawyer gave props (6 Feb 2012):

    excellent work

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