Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blanket of White

When I think of white I think of Christmas, wedding dresses, and my old Volvo. When I saw that Studio JRU color project theme was white I decided to join in.

Some of my favorite photographs are mainly white and this first one was featured at a couple different local art shows. It was taken at the White Sands in Alamagordo New Mexico in August of 2006.  

To give some perspective let's back up a little. 

Visiting the white sands has to be one of my most memorable travel experiences. It was pure uninterrupted hills of whiteness for miles and miles. It felt so foreign like it didn't even belong, but there it is smack dab in the southwestern part of the good ol' U.S. It's like God told the Sahara they needed to share and scooped up a bucket to give to New Mexico. 

Now let's skip over about 5 states to the middle of Kentucky where we've spent many of our family Christmases. Kentucky gets it's fair share of snow in the winter, but it's certainly not a guaranteed white Christmas. However in 2011 we were lucky enough to have an all out winter wonderland. It was SJ's first Christmas and she loved the snow. This one of her and the mailbox is a favorite of mine. She is there. Look closely. 

Let's look at another perspective again, so that you can see a little more of her.

It's amazing how two totally different locations at opposite times of year could be so similar all because of that blanket of white. 


Jen Price said...

We've been to White Sands a few times and it is crazy how white it is out there! Love the photo of the snow with your baby camouflaged in there!

Kate Ferguson said...

Great perspective and pictures!

{amy} said...

I saw your title & thought, "She could link up with the Color Your World challenge this month!" :D I LOVE White Sands! We went there every summer when I was a kid, and we took our kids there last summer. I love the pics of SJ in the snow!

P.S. I don't know the people in the video. Jana had a bad morning {missing phone, van wouldn't start, son busted his lip...} and we had a conversation about Alexander & the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. She said she'd move to Australia (like in the book), and I thought it'd be funny to post the song inspired by the book! I probably should've explained that, but I was in a hurry!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I can not believe that is sand... white sand! It is amazing and so beautiful! And your little one is adorable bundled up in her white winter snowsuit. So happy you joined in the white challenge this month! :)

Lauren Duke said...

I hope it snows this year in KY!

Cindy said...

LOVE your pictures and stories - I haven't been to white sands but definitely it is on the "bucket list" - and then the one where your sweet little one is almost lost in the snow except for that cute face sticking out! Beautiful!

Zade + Bethany said...

What a wonderful picture with SJ hidden amongst the snow!

Stephanie said...

I have never been to White Sands, but that is just amazing!