Monday, November 26, 2007

And it finally snowed....

I always considered snow as one of nature’s most beautiful revelations. Having seen it umpteen times on TV, I have always earned to see it, touch it and hold it in person but somehow, I never really got the opportunity until last week. Movies have always showcased the beauty of snow, take for instance ‘Serendipity’ starring Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack. In the opening sequence, the love at first sight romance is so beautifully captured in the background of snow. You as a viewer are aware that both the characters are already pursuing other relationships, but you are more likely to want that moment of romance to go on.
Another one of my favorite snow moments would be in ‘Black’ a Hindi movie starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. There is a sequence when Rani’s character a deaf, blind and mute person anticipates snow and her teacher, portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan does not agree. And when it actually snows, you know that your heart is leaping with joy and she dances. The background of snow was a very integral part of the whole movie. It was different from the usual snow sequences in most of the Hindi movies. The most common sequence being a Chiffon sari clad heroine romancing a sweater clad hero. I wonder why the heroine is always scantily clad, while the hero wears sweaters in extreme cold temperatures like that.

Natives over here had just another day but for me it was finally a dream come true. It was slightly tough walking over snow but I loved every bit of it. It was cold (-7 degrees) yet breathtaking. The wind added onto the chillness but it was an awesome sight. Take a look. Those little flakes of ice carved a scenery, which would stay in my mind marking my first tryst with snow.

A snow ornamented bush!

See the middle layer? That's where the pavement used to be. :)

No sign of the grassy meadow...:0

See the shadow? COLD but the sun is shining bright!

Actually I ended up taking this picture by mistake due to the cold. I could barely hold my camera with the gloves on. :P

The mesmerizing sunset, minus the sun but the light. :P

Contrary to what my colleagues said, do I still like snow after my first exposure to it? Of course I do! They still are one of nature’s most beautiful revelations.


alpine path said...

The post was good. And the pics were great! It snowed here too :) And it was great building my first snowman :D Did you build a snowman too?

syrals said...

Thanks! The snow man did not work out because I was tied up with lots of work. :)