Where did the time go? Well, some of it went to walking in the woods.
…on the pond. It hasn’t quite frozen solid, so the open spots and edges have some interesting photographic potential.
May you and yours have a year with health and happiness and light.
My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
Well, it has green reflections from the cedar, at any rate.
In winter the pond gets kind of aggressive and the land around it gets soggy. This soggy. (Note to self: replace that boardwalk thingie, the fact that it’s too waterlogged to float is Not a Good Sign.)
This is the corner that got walloped by the pine and fir; these pictures were taken a few days previously. Not sure how much will have survived the walloping to make pretty reflections.
I’m behind in my intentions—this is the first post of 2014. Oh well. Taken a few weeks ago when it was colder and there was white stuff around. A good photo to start the year with, as it’s basically all about light.
It was the congruity of the shapes in the reflection and the background that caught my eye.
With a ferry.
With Our Dog. Waiting. Waiting patiently. Waiting patiently for the Ball to be Thrown.
It’s a drop of fresh sap hanging from a spider thread. Kind of a permanent raindrop.
Crab shells. And more…!
In the seasonal creek running through our yard.
I believe the green is algae; I’ve no idea what the white is and why it only appears on one rock in the area.
Two versions of the same image, one cropped more extremely, because I couldn’t decide which I liked better. I like the overall effect and compositional balance of the first one, but it didn’t show the details in the water drop as well.
What can I say? It has been raining a lot recently.
It rises every winter, actually, and in summer drops to mostly mud. That’s just what it does. But this year it’s as high as I’ve seen it; and the walkway that keeps one above water and the squishy bits on the east side is largely under water and requires rubber boots and considerable care to navigate. Maybe we need to raise it a bit. (But oh, the reflections!)