All winter, I take pictures of snow creations, documenting the construction and the gradual demise of these monuments to impermenence. If taking pictures of snowmen has taught me anything, it's that people regard you as highly suspicious for taking pictures of snowmen. Some will ask what you're doing, others tell you to get away from their snow property. It's strange how possessive people can be over flakes of solidified water...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

snow buddha

This happy guy was located only a few doors down from the Calvinesque display pictured two posts below. This is obviously a creative neighborhood, one that I'll have to make sure to check after every snowfall. At least until the police tell me to stop.



Our whole town is sprinkled with pockets of creative people, mixed into the upper-lower-middle class types and the red-blooded blue collared midwestern folk. Our household, plus our neighbor, who is a musician, make up the creative, or perhaps more accurately described as bohemian, part of our 'hood. Most of the other people work at the nearby prison or window factory or drive trucks for a living.



Buddah says, "Possessions are fleeting. Soon all will melt away like so much snow."
Yeah, he can be buzz-kill....

3 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Your neighbourhood sounds like where I grew up. SOunds like you have good people there.

1/16/2006 07:00:00 AM

 
Blogger Sylvana said...

Buzzkill, yes. But he looks so damn happy!

1/16/2006 07:39:00 PM

 
Blogger "AG" said...

Awesome.

1/21/2006 06:05:00 PM

 

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