08 March 2011

comes the ice

here's the (other) down side of all the snow we've had this winter: all the ice we're having now that snow is melting or being washed away! although this may look much like a skating rink, it is not. it's a field that runs through the flats between the distant hills and the unseen river. crops grow there in summer, deer run in fall, but now that it's getting close to spring, it's just a huge expanse of ice. 

and in the woods this morning, droplets of water are frozen in time, glistening in the early sunlight. not a great shot - it was actually quite magical. you should have been there...

10 comments:

middle child said...

"between the distant hills and the unseen river,.."
What a beautiful and visual phrase.

M said...

You have a beautiful way with words!!! feel so refreshed after reading your daily posts!!! and absolutely love thepictures!!!!

Whoelses said...

wah.. 2nd photo was so nice.. thanks Chris for sharing..

Tabor said...

That last photo reminds of several ice storms I have seen. They are scary and lovely at the same time.

susan t. landry said...

i love the way you usher in, observe, and usher out every detail of seasonal change. and, you are generous enough--and skilled enough--to share it with us.
you are a treasure, my friend.
xo

Mimsie said...

It's hard to choose which I enjoy more--your photos or your words. Thank you!

Kay said...

wonderful post

Nora said...

This must be a magical time of the year for you, watching winter retreat and waiting for it to become springtime.

chris said...

thank you for your kind comments on this post. they come at a very good time for me. i'm feeling like the only thing i ever blog about these days is the weather! i know weather's important to me and to my life given the severity of this winter. and i know i am just so anxious for spring and warm weather and flowers in the gardens... but i've been worrying if i might be losing my audience because my posts are so....mundane, i guess. so comments like yours are very reassuring! thanks again!

~chris

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture,wish I had been there! Particularly enjoyed the snow-melt pictures,sights I rarely see. What a treat to see New England through your blog. Fat pie anonoymous