15 January 2022

... and Then the Snow...

Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  
One of those mornings when I awake in white and smile...  

Fresh Pond: ... snow comes...

Fresh Pond: ... and changes the reality...

Fresh Pond: ... in a princely manner...

Fresh Pond: ... where each step counts...

Fresh Pond: ... for a moment...

Fresh Pond: ... and the trees are actors...

Fresh Pond: ... in this ephemeral playhouse...

Fresh Pond: ... of the living...

Fresh Pond: ... with the smile...

Fresh Pond: ... through snow dust...

Fresh Pond: ... of this charming world...


11 January 2022

Artful Winter

Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts
  
Cold, crisp and moist, the low Sun...
 She comes with her toolbox
     and makes subtle forms burst to life while in sleep...  

Flat Rock: ... drooping leaves...

Flat Rock: ... frozen moisture...

Flat Rock: ... in crystalline sculptures...

Flat Rock: ... and flowing blankets...

Flat Rock: ... collage...

Flat Rock: ... stories...

Flat Rock: ... high-up in the low sun...

Flat Rock: ... or down here...

Flat Rock: ... along the path...

Flat Rock: ... into the sunny winter...

Flat Rock: ... with low-light reflecting...

Flat Rock: ... sparkling...

Flat Rock: ... and circling...

Flat Rock: ... around...


31 December 2021

From Which We Came

Crane Beach, Massachusetts  

The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth,
it can lie down like silk breathing
or toss havoc shoreward; it can give

gifts or withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth,
like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can
sweet-talk entirely. As I can too,

and so, no doubt, can you, and you.


MARY OLIVER, A Thousand Mornings
... in motion together...

26 December 2021

GIFTS

Crane Beach, Massachusetts
  
... with gusto...   

Crane Beach: ... foaming...

Crane Beach: ... twisting upswings...

Crane Beach: ... with many overjoyed...

Crane Beach: ... in quiet shimmer...

Crane Beach: ... or swashing flamboyance...

Crane Beach: ... from which we came...


19 December 2021

Sleepless

Breakheart Reservation, Massachusetts
  
Sleepy browns all around
  except the mosses,
    living brightly on this cloudy winter day... 

Breakheart: ... always stopping by...

Breakheart: ... these silky threads...

Breakheart: ... in the midst of sleepy browns...

Breakheart: ... with joyous welcome...

Breakheart: ... to all who see them...

Breakheart: ... in these blissful moments...

Breakheart: ... of their lives...

Breakheart: ... and then some more...


12 December 2021

First Snow

Great Brook Farm State Park, Massachusetts
  
Morning sunrays reflect off light snow cover... in silence...
  How brilliant are these early hours,
   with the snow crystals still intact and my steps caught in the passing...  

Great Brook Farm: ... first snow...

Great Brook Farm: ... with the light touch...

Great Brook Farm: ... over ferns...

Great Brook Farm: ... nesting...

Great Brook Farm: ... how brilliant are these early hours...

Great Brook Farm: ... with the snow crystals still intact...

Great Brook Farm: ... and my steps caught in the passing...

Great Brook Farm: ... stop the time...

Great Brook Farm: ... and see...

Great Brook Farm: ... while it is here...