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Blowing in the Wind

 

It's my turn again at Vision and Verb where I talk about...

yes, you guessed it...the weather!

(Anyone can read a barometer, right?...even if it's in Dutch!)

 

By the way, we had our first snow of the season this past Saturday.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

 

Blowing in the Wind

 

It's my turn again at Vision and Verb where I talk about...

yes, you guessed it...the weather!

(Anyone can read a barometer, right?...even if it's in Dutch!)

 

By the way, we had our first snow of the season this past Saturday.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

 

comments (57)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 29 Nov 2010, 00:55
Good image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2010, 01:03
Love the tones in this one. And a very clever image Ginnie. (I hope you enjoyed your first snowfall)
Ginnie Hart: I'm worse than a little kid when it snows, Kala. I have never lost my wonder over it. Of course, living in Atlanta for 22 years, when we were lucky to see snowflakes once a year, probably contributed to that...after growing up in Michigan where we could have blizzards several times a year! smile Thanks.
I haven't seen a barometer in ages. This one has a nice nautical feel and looks very easy to read regardless of the language. Are you the lucky owner, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I had a barameter hanging in my house for years as decoration, Beverly, but never knew how to read it. This one belonged to Astrid's dad (from a merchant ship background) and is about 45 years old. It hangs in our front entryway and is looked at every morning before Astrid goes off to work. By now I definitely know how to read it. smile Thanks.
Perfect frame Ginnie, along with excellent clarity and sharpness. Of course I love your signature tones in this image too. Beautiful work as always.
Ginnie Hart: You're always so kind, John. Thank you.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2010, 02:14
I love what you did with your Dutch barometer Ginnie.....it is nice that you have some snow....i have two feet of itsad....Buddy thinks that it came just for him....his greatest joy is to roll and burry his head in itgrin.....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I don't think we'll ever get 2 feet of snow, Peter (though I guess anything is possible). However, if it stays below freezing, the canals will freeze again and we'll go ice skating/walking. THAT will hopefully happen this year for me. I'd like that. smile We had a dog years ago (in Wisconsin) that loved scooping up the snow with his nose whenever he was out in it. So fun to see.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 29 Nov 2010, 03:03
We have a thin spruce branch witch is stripped of bark who is telling the weather. If it points downwards it will be bad weather and if it points towards the sky it will be good weather. I'm surprised to say that it actually works.

Great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That is hysterical, Frida. Makes sense to me. grin Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 29 Nov 2010, 05:15
Cool shot.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2010, 05:28
Wonderful image, it gives me a smile, this barometer belonged to my dad, I inherited it, it is a very old one but still in perfect shape smile
Every morning when I go to work we both look at it.
Beverly is right, it has a nautical feel to it, my dad's family is one that sailed (on big merchant boats) the seas, even before the year 1900.
Maybe that is why I have pirate blood grin
I know you are as a kid in the snow.....for me it is okay, but not when I have to go to work early morning in a heap of snow.
Ginnie Hart: I love this barometer, MLMA, and especially that I now know its importance and how to read it. We'll take it with us everywhere we go! smile And yes, as long as you are safe back-n-forth to work, I love the snow.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Nov 2010, 06:05
Great image Ginnie, I must admit since taking up kiteboarding l am much more in tune with the weather now
Ginnie Hart: So many people depend on the weather, Tony, for their livelihood and/or their fun. Gotta pay attention. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2010, 07:19
The weather here is VERY VERY cold Ginnie and we are not used to this in a temperate Altantic climate. However I am not going to complain: I'm going to the supermarket and planning to have a bestendig day. I hope you do too
Ginnie Hart: Our snow melted right away, Chris, but the temps started dropping immediately. Astrid says we'll be below freezing all week...which means the canals should start to freeze. You know what THAT means smile Yes, een bestendig dag. Thanks.
  • Maxou
  • France
  • 29 Nov 2010, 07:22
Good morning Ginnie. Superb capture. Great d├ętail and texture. Excellent work. Good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Stay warm! smile
We had a dusting but parts of the UK have had a lot of snow. It is very cold for November. I'll catch up on v&V later
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says the weather forecast is below freezing all week here. Brrrr. Thanks, Bill.
We have had several cm's in the east Midlands and it hasn't budged apart from the gritted roads. minus 3 this morning
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says the weather forecast is below freezing all week here, Richard. It will hopefully mean the canals will freeze again this year. YAY!
Your great photo raises memories.

My Dad always wanted a barometer, and when he finally got his dream he was so proud of it. Mum kept it when Dad passed on, and I kept it when she went. It has hung in my entry hall ever since (where ever we have lived) and its still known as Dad's barometer (or with the younger generation some of whom never even knew my father) as Grandad's barometer.
No confusion with Maurice who is only known as Grandpa or Pa.
Ginnie Hart: That kind of family history is so fun, Sheila. You have to cherish all of it. This barometer belonged to Astrid's dad, so it, too, is very special. I'm sure it'll be passed down to her son one day. smile
Brass monkey weather here, stroll on summer.
Ginnie Hart: HA! But Mick, we're only just now getting started! And we want to skate on the canals!!! grin
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2010, 10:00
very nice composition Ginnie, love the sepia here a lot, old time feel
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely old-timey, Chantal. smile Thanks.
The barometer, needs to put him(it) on good weather, it is better great kiss ginnie, bravo for the errors, and thank you for your kind words to me...
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Pierrot, I love stormy weather. grin Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2010, 10:12
In SA's Cape of Good Hope area, thunder and lightning seldom accompanies inland storms. The result is that those people grow up not knowing what an inland thunderstorm can be like (something like a midwestern storm). So we sat in conversation with David and his wife Julie (she is from the Cape), while a thunderstorm was raging outside - lightning strikes close by and every 20secs or so. At some stage I looked up and saw the tears rolling down Julie's face - in reply to the question of what is wrong, she asked if possible at all, can't we just close the curtains.
A good storm can blow your mind clean - I just love standing in it.
Ginnie Hart: What a story, Louis, and the difference weather makes/means in different places, yes. Thanks for sharing that. You and I are on the same page when it comes to a good storm, I see. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2010, 10:24
Best place to be is wrapped up warm inside, in front of a roaring fire when the barometer reads like this! Keep warm.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Ingrid. So very cozy. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2010, 10:29
the only word i recognize is 'storm' lol which can't be the good side of the dial smile i'm losing my internet connection, on and off, i may come back for vision and verb, btw great shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: You're right about the side of the dial Storm is on, Elaine. smile I hate it for you about on-n-off internet connection. That's for the birds! Thanks for stopping by, all that much more.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2010, 10:47
Oh, I would like to own a barometer like Astrid (I enjoyed reading her comment!) - I have only a thermometer on my balcony - I had also some problems to understand this barometer although knowing the words - I wonder that the words 'regen', 'zon', and 'droog' are not named. - Often I have my own barometer in my body, I felt the snow coming - and it is now snowing, sadly only a bit - I like very much the cold winter weather- quite more than a hot summer! And I were a happy child if all were covered with snow! But the most people might complaint...
The English people are really very often talking about the weather!
Ginnie Hart: The English are always talking about the weather, Philine, which always makes me smile. We talk about the weather in the States when we don't know what else to talk about. HA! But I'm with you. I was in heaven when it snowed on Saturday. We drove to Den Bosch where we saw snow on the cathedral:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/11/blowing-in-windand-den-bosch.html
A nicely framed and presented shot Ginnie, as they say 'always take the weather with you'
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. I'm not familiar with that saying but it makes sense...I guess? smile
powerful framing and nice tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
Love the grittiness of the texture in the shot. And I'm jealous of the snow!
Ginnie Hart: Had to make it all look weathered, JP. Thanks. smile And yes, after growing up in Michigan, and then living in Atlanta for 22 yeqars where we hardly ever saw snow, I LOVE the snow we get here in Holland.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2010, 12:57
I am so hoping for a white christmas, it's magical! Love the barometer smile
Ginnie Hart: We were in heaven on Saturday, Scarlet, driving to Den Bosch. Even got snow on top of the cathedral (scroll down to the bottome):
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/11/blowing-in-windand-den-bosch.html
I really love this barometer, especially now that I know how to read it. smile Thanks.
Comme d'habitude... des photos classes et efficaces... Jolie photo graphique et joli traitement... smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier. Merci.
We have just had another few inches of snow fall this morning and the kids all seem to have the day off and are playing snowballs in the street. Unusually early for us in the UK.

Love your barometer
Ginnie Hart: I actually remember one of my worst bizzards ever over the Thanksgiving weekend one year, Janet (end of November), as we drove from Wisconsin to Michigan. So I know it's possible. Maybe we'll start having 'normal' winters again? smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2010, 13:07
Perfect old world feel to this image. I have a digital weather station that tells us the time, indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, dew point and a graphic representation of a barometric reading. No numbers for this, just an arrow pointing up or down to indicate change in weather. I perfer your barometer to my digital arrows. Winter storm here today.
Ginnie Hart: I used to have one of these in my house for years, Rob, just for decoration...one of those gadgets that had 3 circles on it, one a thermometer, the other I can't remember, and a barometer. I never knew how to read the barometer...but now that I read it all the time, it's actually very easy...and reliable. smile Thanks.
I like a baromater in a steering wheel.
The weather has been worse before as the glass is rising!
Ginnie Hart: Good ol' sailor's gear, Wim, I guess? smile And yes, the day before I took this picture was really bad, so it does seem to be reliable.
My Dad always wanted one of these and was presented with one when he retired. We now have it hanging in our hall and I can look at it and be reminded of my dear old Dad whenever I want.
Ginnie Hart: That's sweet, Brian. We're both in the habit of looking at ours every time we go outside. It's really fun to follow, day in and day out. smile
  • mariana
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2010, 14:03
BEautiful tones and texture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Mariana.
These are brilliant Ginnie..they let me know whats going to happen..yesterday it was -14c with us.
Ginnie Hart: That's c-c-c-cold, Ron. We're more like -3c here. Maybe we;ll have a real winter this year?! Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2010, 15:07
A beautiful barometer in the form of a steering wheel from a ship. Great shot and color!Here it is "veranderlijk" too. A grey sky and the first real snow today.
Ginnie Hart: There's more snow on the ground here right now than on Saturday, Fokkio. Astrid says this will be a cold winter...which means we may see skating on the canals any week now, I hope. smile This is fun. Thanks.
- "Anyone can read a barometer, right?"
Do you know how to eat or how to sleep? We have a compass on our balcony on land smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! But you're from Finland, Pekka, and that explains everything. grin Thanks for stopping by and commenting. And once again, welcome to SC.
...and yet another thing in common! I have a barometer, inheirited from my Dad`s days in the Merchant Navy. Nice tones, Ginnie. (:o)

Good piece on v and v today. We Brits talk about the weather endlessly! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Astrid will enjoy the connection, Roz. smile And yes, we all know about you Brits and the endless talk about the weather. But then, it makes sense, right?!
I didn't get what it was until I read that it was a barometer. Nicely capture by the way. Makes one feel the science through the nerves.
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said it, VPP..."the science through the nerves." smile Thanks.
Can't beat these old ones,they look so good.
I've had to resort to a boring modern stainless steel job, hand crafted/mass produced - you might guess where!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, yes, I can guess where, Martin. I was so glad when Astrid told me this belonged to her father. It did make it feel more important and special. Thanks.
I get the picture, it's fine.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad...though we did get some more snow late yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Astrid rode her bike to work in it this morning. As long as everyone is safe, I love it. :0
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2010, 19:13
beautifully framed shot of the barometer. i always like to see these types of images, makes me imagine that i can be a pirate smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! A pirate you are, Liang, if that's what you imagine. I love these old gadgets. Someone sure had fun inventing it. Thanks.
there may be trouble ahead
Ginnie Hart: You never know, Derek, which is why it's always good to check it out. smile Thanks.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 29 Nov 2010, 22:44
Just a pretty image. Loving the greenish tones and rich nautical textures.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jess. This was fun.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Nov 2010, 23:22
Never owned a barometer, Ginnie...always thought it easier to look out the window.

Love the image, though.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Ray. The window. That helps, too. Im laughing because the phone rang late yesterday (Monday) afternoon and when I went to answer it, I looked out the window and saw it was snowing. There's a sheer curtain hanging in front of it and I couldn't see it was snowing from my chair. How fun. Thanks.
Great tones and texture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2010, 01:17
that's a nice shot of this instrument.. and yes, it's pretty self explanatory.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Why I never 'got' it before is totally beyond me. I can understand it even in Dutch! smile
That must have been a small boat that the wheel came fromsmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure, Nigel. smile Thanks.
nice Ginnie, enchanting details in this one
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 30 Nov 2010, 09:03
I love! My father have the same
Ginnie Hart: It looks like a lot of our fathers had these, Oscar. smile Gracias.
Low pressures=bad weather Ginnie.
Wonderfully captured!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 30 Nov 2010, 13:35
A pretty good barometer, he announced to us snow! Ginnie nice day and thank you for your wonderful comments on my site.
Ginnie Hart: Snow and unusually cold temps for this time of the year, Tede, yes. Brrr. Merci and you're so welcome, of course.
It bought us snow lol. Great detail and tones Ginnie, I love a barometer smile
Ginnie Hart: We've now had two snows, Linda, with more predicted for today. I love it. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 30 Nov 2010, 16:10
I have a barometer in my hip from falling when I was in my early 20's smile Beautiful shot and I love the warm tones.
Ginnie Hart: I'm actually surprised no one else said something similar, Sherri. Those of us with arthritis can often forecast the weather! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2010, 20:18
Lovely photo, our snow has come very early this year.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherie. I think winter has come early almost everywhere here in Europe this year. Brrrr.
  • Andy
  • usa
  • 30 Nov 2010, 22:03
I have one of those fancy weather station things with a LCD screen. This is so much more classy! Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! The new-fangled gadgets have no clue whatsoever! Thanks, Andy.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Dec 2010, 13:07
Enjoyed your V&V essay Ginnie, and couldn't agree more.

It's often said that those living in Northern Europe talk about the weather because there's no climate. Consecutive days rarely have the same conditions. Not good for BBQ's, but inspirational for photographers.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, George, for reading at V&V. That means the world to me. I'm sure you're right about Europe. I've now been here for a complete year and would have to agree with you! In the States we talk about the weather and it's usually just 'small talk.'
I prefer the sun, kiss girl of the North...
Ginnie Hart: So many do, Pierrot! Sunkist. grin Merci.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:15
I think every body can read it easily wink
such an old stuff here.
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully you're right, Arash. Now even I can read it. smile Thanks.
like the symmetry in the image. good idea to take the image in these tones rather than colour.
Ginnie Hart: There you go again, Ayush! You're such a sweetheart. Thank you. smile

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