11.20.2014

Galaxies of Ice Crystals



this past week 
deep cold temperatures have filled our days and nights
the perfect environment for
crystals to manifest


unique from all i have seen in the past
a bit like the beauty of moths wings
 

layer after layer of beauty came to be


each unique


fragile delights


below the ponds surface
bubbles frozen in time


meadows tall grasses lay down
under the weight of galaxies of crystal beings


their presence inspires joy 
 awe

 
below the ice, a strawberry leaf 
and fuzzy snowflakes on the surface
 
~
if you look at my last post
there is a photo of the ponds surface
now look at how many crystals have formed:
daily
they grow and change
~
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11.12.2014

First Snow and Cold Temperatures


 any thoughts on what these photos are of?


 twas a very cold morning
-5F


frozen condensation
on the inside of my cabin windows


wandering the forest
amongst our first snow
i found a squirrel stashed a mushroom
up in a tree


my ponds have a thick layer of ice
thick


when you look close
sha zam!

and
frosty crystals


all over the surface!

but when i got out of this wee hollow
what a beautiful and cold day:


it looks like winter has begun
~
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11.08.2014

Honoring Autumn Leaves


leading with one of my older photos
and a favorite of mine
a rare find when raindrops are colored


ancient rugged beauty


leaves reflected as golden light
dancing on the river


forest lace
in the depth of a dark forest


a crown of ice crystals
 

through the leafy veil
 

together they begin winter
 

gems of rain
 

lay me down to sleep till spring


this last one is one i have always loved

more rugged handsome

~

leaves as treasures
~
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11.05.2014

Autumn Still Fills our Days and Nights


the sun came out today
for a little while to play


the Western Larch are a bit past their prime
still don their golds
a bit divine


the clouds mixed with fog
won my heart
~

I only had my iPad with me today
so that is why these photos are grainy

a few days ago
we had a couple hours of snow:


lately days have been gray
and rainy
~
wishing you a sweet autumn as we lean towards winter
~
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10.18.2014

Glimpses of Autumn


the fae folk have been busy painting the leaves


golden giants
masterly


walking paths cloaked in scattered leaves


a cuddle of trees
 
 
treasures under canopy


doning mauve



vistas beckon
~
 
lakes



what could that be
 

 
wishing you a lovely autumn
~
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10.07.2014

Enormous School of Tiny Fish


billions of tiny fish

along the shore:


not sure what kind they are


sometimes
they moved as though they were one entity


tiny beings amongst the pretty rocks



and 
there was a chipmunk

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10.02.2014

Threshold between meadow and forest


 as I stepped from the autumn meadow
into the autumn forest


there was a tangible shift in presence
a bit like stepping across a threshold and into another realm


 my instincts kindled to the edge of my being and beyond

sound, light, life was alive with shadows and light

pausing to listen to the leaves falling from the aspen trees
landing on the leaf strewn forest floor

perhaps their final flight

surely in summer this would be a shady spot
refreshing on hot days
a cloak for elk bear and forest kin
 
on this hot autumn day
sunlight baths us all, no cloak

revealing where antlers have rubbed the trees


where grass lays down 
where animals have walked and beds were made

sitting…. long enough that my breathing slows
nearly to the rhythm of a tree
I feel the forest invite me to wander more deeply within
its inner sanctuary


wandering, breathing, noting details

in an 8 foot circle of space
I count 11 piles of berry filled bear scat
an unusual find (that many piles in one space)


I respectfully depart back into the sun drenched meadow
under the beautiful blue sky


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