Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 22: Overlapping Holidays


Day 22: Overlapping Holidays, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Today I thought it would be fun to photograph store windows and saw the overlap of holidays and seasons. In one window there was a display of rubber boots, which may be great for spring. However, with our frigid weather, they would result in freezing toes followed by the terrible tingling as they unthaw once back in warmth.

And here - in this photograph, the crossover from Christmas to Valentine's Day. The outside of the window, with the snowy flower boxes and evergreen wreaths hearken back to December. Leafless trees, reflected in the window fit in with the usual monochromatic whiteness of winter. I think here in Montreal, we keep the Christmas lights lit much of the winter to brighten our evenings and add a little colour to this whiteness. Inside, a heartshaped wreath looks forward to February and Valentine's Day. Pink and red blossoms, the tradtional colours of love, are ready to deliver their message.

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