Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010


I snagged this picture through the window this afternoon...I knew that I couldn't suit up fast enough and I didn't want to miss the sunshine on the snow, there was just a small hole in the clouds!


Martin H. said...

A truly beautiful photograph. I've seen hundreds through this spell of winter, but this one is in a different class.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I would call this 'one in a thousand'.

A line from a movie in which one in a thousand is perfect and your photograph is just that. I am glad you had the foresight to do what you did.

Warmest regards

Maggie Neale said...

Great capture! The elegance of snow covered trees at their best.

Mark Irwin said...


neva gagliano said...

"the hole in the cloud"
the lens of the camera

the knowing eye listens
to your intuitiveness

Pat Sieler said...

Once again I get to look at your fantastic, clean, uplifting photos.It has been a long journey with my computer but I am back and very happy to see what you are doing and how well you see life.

Renee Finberg said...

this is amazing.
i wish i were running through it.