Thursday, January 23, 2014

A few snowy scenes

Weather forecasters call the cold "brutal" and "numbing."  It can be, for sure, but the snow and ice create some beautiful scenes.

Note the snow sculpture on the barn roof. 

Google + added the snow effect, but check out the ice.  

I like this pattern... 

and the fact that this old smokehouse stands through yet another winter.

A little blurry, but I love the mystical look of this photo.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep

I agree with Robert Frost.  The woods are lovely--dark and deep.

They are cold and mysterious and moody--yet beautiful in a quiet way.

This is still life.

I wish I could step through the page and walk a one-lane deserted road whenever I want.

My siblings, cousins and I played on these cliffs when we were kids.

I love their craggy old faces, the lines that deepen with every ice storm, rainfall, cold snap.

The mist hovers around them like a breath, warm and personal.

                    My pictures below don't do the "frost flowers" justice, which I thought were beautiful on the first sub-zero morning we've seen for a while.

     How can spiky blooms form on sheets of ice on moving water?

   I don't understand how it happens, but it's beautiful.