Waiting for Summer


One of the things I enjoy about blogging is visiting other sites and seeing ‘what they are up to’ as WordPress encourages us to do. Oftentimes, I find someone who shares a similar viewpoint of the world, and commenting back and forth, soon a kinship forms. I care about their work and they seem to care about mine. This is one of the unheralded benefits of blogging that I was happy to discover.

Yesterday I went out early with my camera and took photos for a couple of hours. Hoarfrost edged everything in sight, the sun was glittering off the snow and creating interesting shadows, the birds were singing and the temperatures were about to break freezing, hallelujah!

Many things I saw and recorded reminded me of one of my blogger friends, Sharon, of Sunearthsky. She lives in the Midwest and posts photographs that I find soothing in their simplicity and calming in their capture of quiet moments in time. We share a similar viewpoint of the world. As I walked along, I kept musing, “I must be channelling Sharon.” Checking my reader today, I saw her post is similar to the above photo I took (although hers is much better), so I decided to write a post about it. If you haven’t seen her stuff, check it out.

This photo is dedicated to Sharon. I call it ‘Winter Sparkles.’


Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your photographs for the rest of us to enjoy.

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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16 Responses to Waiting for Summer

  1. mk says:

    Beautiful pictures of a world I very seldom get to see. And you capture my sentiment exactly in your post. It is wonderful to check in to see how & what my friends are doing, and to discover shared views among people who are far away. It is indeed a community.

  2. seedbud says:

    such beautiful sparkle! our connection brightens my world.

  3. I follow yours and Sharon’s blogs and you both have some great photographs. I used to do that as a profession, so photography has a place in my heart. It always will.

    I may not grab a lens much these days, but I absolutely love looking at other people’s works, their creativity, but mostly how they look at the world through their inquisitive eyes.

    Keep up the great work. I really enjoy it. 🙂

  4. Jenna Dee says:

    I too find it comforting that blogging allows me to seek out people from all around the world with similar interests and get to know them as true friends. I love hearing about the lives of others and sharing in each others highs and lows. Love to you from Jenna

  5. wspines says:

    I agree with you, I too, have met some wonderful people blogging. I have learned new things/ I love the picture today this will be gone and we will be into spring soon and winter will be gone.. Lucky for us we have the 4 seasons, I certainly would miss them. I haven’t hear the saying Hoarfrost for sometime. It was good to hear it again. Carole

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Carole, the warm days and cool nights are perfect for hoarfrost. I can never resist taking photos of it, even if it means leaving the warm house very early when a saner person would stay by the fire!

  6. Robbie says:

    great community this cyber world:-)

  7. Sharon K. says:

    My pleasure, Eliza :-). Sorry it took so long for me to see this!! I’m deeply humbled and flattered.

    These are really beautiful :-). Thank you :-).

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You are welcome, my friend. Thanks for the long visit on my site today and all your wonderful comments. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. The temps. today hit mid-40s and it felt great to be out and about!

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