Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sun and Snow

Today here in Denver we are experiencing a Colorado weather phenomonon - yesterday was blue skies and sunshine on fields of snow, and today it's falling like there's no tomorrow.
So in celebration of Sunshine on January's snowy fields here's a post with my two favorite things to love about winter. Sunshine and Snow, two great taste that go great together! We'll start with BDLeatherDesigns fabulous belt. Snowflakes and a scene of Mt. Hood on a clear day. What better to hold up your snowpants than a view of everyone's favorite coastal volcano?

And what better weather for riding than a bluebird sky? This photo from BeanTreeDesigns sums it all up. That's right, here is Colorado the whole state is veiled in white, even when enjoying one of our 300 days of sunshine a year. This photo could have been any mountain road, any plains farm, but it's not of course. It's the photographers beautiful property in VA!

Just because it's winter time doesn't mean I have a car all of a sudden... when we ride bikes it's like the postman "neither rain nor sleet nor hail nor dark of night..." This shirt from FullSail is printed on a recycled thrift store shirt in an awesome design to remind us that two wheeling can be year-round (this sellers in Minneapolis, if they bike in winter then they are really hard core!) So show yourself and your friends that you aren't afraid of a little snow... a lot maybe... but not a little...
And now for another eco-friendly option in this post, this colorful bag from BbkBags made from recycled plastic polyester! Reminiscent of kindergarten coloring time it's got all the requirements. A shining sun, tall mountains and snow. This bag would be perfect for a sunny day when you need to bring four extra layers to stay warm after the sun goes down.

What about a vision of the solstice you can wear? This silver pendant from Soulyyours tracks the suns low path across the sky in perfectly antiqued metal. At this time of year the sun trails across the treetops on it's angle arc across the sky so even on the clearest of days it's not that bright. (This is why we have winter BTW, in case any of you slept through earth sciences...)

And at the end of a chilly January day (4:30 in the afternoon around here!) the colors of the sky and the snow just reflect on each other... Like this lovely painting from BettyBaumann our whole neighborhood has scenes like these, and up in the mountains it's just wonderful! Hopefully as the days get longer we'll see this later and later, but the colors just aren't the same as a January sunset. Original art from an original artist captures the landscape for all year...

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