Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bareness Be Brave

Carmi has selected 

as our Thematic Photographic theme this week.

My first interpretation is this

One defining word describing winter in Minnesota is 
simply, bare.

If you're looking for open water and sandy beaches.

But! The bare truth is this-
it's only temporary.
The ice melts, grass grows green and daylight grows so much longer!
See same place, just new season below-

Another definition of bare is
 basic and simple.

"When you write, you should put your skin on the table."
Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Seems to me that we should apply that same wisdom 
to every moment 
of every single day.

We're living the bare essentials of a story
locked in our imaginations.

  1. 1.
    uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view.
    "he bared his chest to show his scar"
    synonyms:uncoverstrip, lay bare, undressunclothedenudeexpose
    "bared herself on the snow"

"That is perhaps what we seek throughout life,
that and nothing more,
the greatest possible sorrow 
so as to become fully ourselves before dying."
Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Just dare to be bare!

Just keep on, keeping on.

Bare trees are as pretty as you girls are!

"We are poor passing facts,
 warned by that to give
 each figure in the photograph
 his living name." Robert Lowell

"Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it."

"Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided
 if people would simply take the time to ask, 
what else could this mean?"
Shannon L. Alder

Bare your soul man!

Keep your fires burning-
and stop back to say hello!
I love your visits as much as I love visiting you!


TexWisGirl said...

sweet winter fun and adorable smiling ladies. :)


Awwwwwwww, I do love your interpretations of the word 'bare'. And those's contagious.

Gail said...

Wonderful posts and beautiful ladies.

Spring is closer than we think.

RedPat said...

A good post on bare, Karen!

Jeanie said...

There's some seriously bare and bleak snowstuff there! And a good reminder that it won't last forever!

Debbie said...

you did a great job with the word, there are so many ways to go!!! i did enjoy seeing the snow as well!!!

Michèle Dextras said...

Excellent and imaginative interprétations of "bare" Karen.

Cloudia said...

Always ahigh point in my day visiting you Karen!

Lois said...

Another interesting post Karen! It looks so cold there, but the ice skating looks fun.

Elephant's Child said...

Nice thoughts on the word. Thank you.
I am a big fan of the pared back elegance of winter - bare of pretentions...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I saw where it was -6 when the Vikings played the Seahawks last Sunday.

Gilly said...

I love the way you always look at the subject very laterally! Lovely photos, and some very happy and good looking children!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

'bare' to a Floridian means something totally different -Kilroy

Filip and Kristel said...

Must be fun to have so much snow and ice.


Bob Scotney said...

We have had our first snow of the winter today but only stayed a few hours and everything was bare again. Love the words you share with us - they always make me think.

humbird said... fresh first snow at the beginning and how we'longing for cools your green photos are very appropriate for me. Bare has sense, sure, esp. In winter time ... Thanks for smiling faces :))

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful family photos, Karen.

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