Thaw and Freeze

another trip to the park,
Glacier National Park

winter ice is starting to melt
offering views of the rocks below

(above photo)
water so clear..... 
presenting all the beautiful colors

each visit
each hour
offers unique sights

that change with the wind and sun

thaw and freeze of winter snow and ice is
an early Spring theme

offering amazement to those that wander 
gander at the details



When the Sun shines on Us

when the sun comes out

I haven't seen an icy shore like this for a while

which creates wonderfully artful details

offer a double dose of beauty

ice, sunlight and colorful rocks under water
are eye candy that touches the soul



Ice Crystal Realm

a few nights ago
it was clear and cold (5F)
mist rose from meadows

meandered through the branches of trees
inspiring ice crystals to grow

the trees fingers touched the earth buried in crystalline mounds of snow

sunlight arrived
showing off the night fairies work

every little branch was kissed with magic and delight 
until the sun arrived 
and kissed them with the warmth of light

daytime temperatures are 40F+
gentle rainfall begins the winter thaw 
that will eventually welcome spring 

my roof of winter's snow has come crashing down
it will be a while 
before i see the first flower bloom