"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ways to Enjoy Winter More, # 2



Debra's most amusing 'Crop Circle Fun!' on Thursday, reminded me that I've had this post in draft for a couple of weeks now. 


Complain if we must - but there's nothing quite like the sparkling beauty of a fresh snow. The above and following geometric marvels were created by artist Simon Beck, using of all things, a simple pair of snowshoes!


A friend emailed me these pics a few weeks ago and I was astounded by their intricacy.


Working up to 10 hours per day, each "Snow Quilt" is typically the size of three football fields;
and like their close cousin, the Crop Circle - they are best viewed from on high.


So fragile and fleeting... 


Simon first began crafting these wonders solely for the purpose of getting some exercise! His foot problems no longer allow him to run and he finds plodding about on level snow least painful.


Photographing them came next -- now he's considering buying a better camera. What an inspiration!

  

28 comments:

  1. Amazing. What an extremely cool thing to do. I love this!

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  2. How clever and beautiful these are. Amazing imagination.

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  3. These are beautiful. It always amazes me what people can do with the simplest of materials. Talented people, that is!

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  4. Niesamowita pasja, ale wygląda to cudownie. Pozdrawiam.
    Incredible passion, but it looks great. Yours.

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  5. Wow, these are spectacular! I am continuously amazed by the talent some people demonstrate. I may not like it, but I will concede that (clean) snow is beautiful.

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  6. Holy moly! I don't know what is more amazing -- the snow "crop circles" or the fact that he's outside wearing only a t-shirt! What beautiful designs.

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  7. Wow, those are amazing! How creative!

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  8. These are so amazingly beautiful. Can't even imagine all the work...

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  9. the second and the third pic are absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing creative thing to do!

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  10. I love them all...they are beautiful!

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  11. WOW! that is so cool! I hope he gets a camera and shows us more!

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  12. Wow, those are amazing! When I saw the first 2 photos before I started reading, I thought it was quilting as the patterns looked like stitching.

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  13. Amazing is the word! What an guy! Every artist knows deep down that their work is not going to last forever but how many face their demons this way! Very courageous thumbing of the nose to the temporariness of life and art!

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  14. Stunningly beautiful! The artist Simon Beck would be in great condition after all that exercise in the fresh air to create these lovely, graceful pictures.
    I just love them.

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  15. Oh, I love this so much.
    I NEVER use this word, but I will say it ...it's COOL.

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  16. i live in the snow belt, so this can get old. but it's so beautiful! would love to go on an alaskan cruise someday to see the glaciers!!!

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  17. Amazing!! Totally breathe taking and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing ;o) Love this post!!!

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  18. WOW!! Those are absolutely amazing!! I've never seen anything like them...thank you for sharing!

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  19. Great, now I have even fewer excuses to not exercise. :P

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  20. If the whole point of finding new blogs is to see stuff you've never seen before, you just made my new hobby a complete win. Thanks for finding this.

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  21. Those designs are beautiful, they look almost like lace doilies. Beautiful!

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  22. Love this post Jane..Super beautiful Sacred geometries and such powerful cosmic patterns..universal spells of magic and light! Mesmerizing meditations!
    Thanks!
    Victoria

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  23. Wow - those are so beautiful! I can't imagine how he can do such a large area - he must be counting as he walks!

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  24. Am I the only one that is bothered by the fact he is wearing a tank top in the middle of winter? (lol) This is truly amazing. He is a walking Spirograph.

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  25. These are gorgeous, they remind me of giant lace doilies spread out on the landscape!

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  26. Wow... these are amazing! I'd never seen them before. I wonder if I could get the rabbits in our front yard to do something like this.... :)

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