Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ice Fantastic

Ice is the perfect Rorschach test. When I look at these photos of the waterfall ice, I see all sorts of things among the patterns of light and dark, clear and opaque. Do you see the Buddha in the cave? Or … Continue reading

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Waterfall Ice

Each winter, our waterfall becomes ice encrusted as soon as the temperatures fall below freezing. As the water continues to fall and freeze, amazing ice formations grow, which I find fascinating and beautiful. Every day brings a different configuration. Warmer weather or … Continue reading

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River Ice

Last Sunday’s rain storm raised the water level on the river by about six feet, breaking up the frozen ice into large chunks that were four to twelve inches thick. Flowing downstream in the flood, some of these icebergs stuck in an eddy … Continue reading

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Eastern Wild Turkeys

About two dozen Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) strolled through the yard today scouring the ground for tidbits. Omnivorous, they especially favor acorns, other tree nuts, seeds, berries and insects. Although we’ve had freezing rain all day and the lighting was … Continue reading

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Frozen Lace

Lacy ice formations along the stream, fleeting and ephemeral, are abstract works of art.

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Painted Sky

Painted like a giant watercolor, the sky is awash in orange and lavender. The clouds are varied, from misty fog bank to lightly scalloped eddies of wind-driven moisture. The tree silhouettes are the western edge of my yard, a scene … Continue reading

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On Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow from The Prophet  by Kahlil Gibran Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that … Continue reading

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