Tuesday, 10 January 2012
...and then the snow was gone
I knew it already yesterday that the snow would be gone by today. My sis had told me the temp would go up. And so this is what it looks like outside today. Very different from yesterday.
Took a new photo of one of our bamboo plants. I love bamboo and as it's an evergreen it's a thankful photo object this time of year. This time it was with the intent to do something fun in Pixlr-o-matic with it. But I ended up not being able to choose effects so therefore it's two instead of just one photo below.
Yeah... I'm thinking the first one turned out better...
Som trivia about bamboo: In Chinese art, bamboo is known as one of the "three friends of winter", the other two being pine and plum (more specifically méi, also known as ume in Japanese). Three plants that do not wither or die when winter approaches and therefore came to symbolize properties like perseverance, integrity and modesty. I've thought about doing jewellery on that theme, but it's never gone beyond just loose ideas. I have made a few pieces inspired by just bamboo, though.