Monday, February 17, 2014

a winter country weekend



The snow on the ground was three feet deep, the waterfall thick with ice.
There was a hole in the frozen creek.
and a deer trail leading to it.
How did the hole get there?
(she pictures deer stomping on the ice)
There's so much I don't know.




23 comments:

  1. Hello Jen, This picture could have been taken just for me. I love the aspect of the woods in winter. I am especially taken with the surrealness of the miniature ice landscapes.
    --Jim

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    1. Hi Jim, There was so much snow I could find any of the really wonderful weird little ice sculptures. There is something fascinating about ice--the landscape takes on a fairy tale aspect. I wait for the witch to come out of the woods.

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  2. The wonderful mysteries of nature ...

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  3. the photo is amazing. I can appreciate the beauty in it, but at the same time the idea of having to live through that kind of cold scares me :)

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    1. Long winters are tough in the country. You have to have friends and lots of books and firewood. It always scares me when I read about winter in the country or on farms, before cars, when people were isolated for weeks or month at a time.

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  4. Maybe the deer was ice fishing? How beautiful is winter....somewhere else.

    xo J

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    1. I love the image of deer ice fishing! I think it's where they go for water. Cold water.

      You were supposed to be safe from all this constant snow. I don't know what's happened the last two winters. The mid-Atlantic is now New England.

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  5. I wonder if there is a small thermal beneath the hole. The Charles can be frozen solid but there will be melted bits in the shallows. The waterfall is a wonder. How does water freeze while it's moving. So much I dont know too!!

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    1. There's not much snow on the water either. Oh the mysteries of science!

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  6. Such a lovely photo, I had to click and enlarge to appreciate all the winter splendor. Glad you were able to catch the wonder!

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  7. There's a lot going on in there--way beyond my photo skills!

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  8. that waterfall is amazing! oh my gosh...there's so many beautiful things in this world.

    I hope it doesn't flood downstream once the ice jam melts.

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  9. Beautiful isn't it? On Saturday as it was coming down yet again, after the foot and a half from Thursday that fell on the six inches of solid ice, I stared in awe at how beautiful it is. Frankly, I'm a little sick and tired of beautiful right now. But our picture is quite beautiful!

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  10. Don't you just love that there is so much you don't know?

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  11. Frozen waterfall...!! Great capture and nice suggestion about the mysteries of nature.

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  12. Is this the first time you've found or noticed the unfrozen water there? I wonder if one deer found it and keeps coming back or if it's well known in the deer community and has become a favorite watering hole?

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    1. It's the first time I've noticed. Maybe I should set up a spy camera.

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  13. I should add, that's REALLY beautiful!

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  14. Such a beautiful picture! I am glad the deer can get to the water. They have to have some way to access it in a cold winter, right?! I'm glad you were out in it to get the wonderful picture.

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  15. What a beautiful photo Jen. You sure have had a snowy cold winter!

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  16. It is cold again today but a couple days ago I saw two deer walking in the shallow stream that leads to our pond which is frozen. They know things we don't.
    Lovely post.

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