Monday, March 24, 2008

A day like this

The full moon is dropping in the western sky--morning sun rising in the east. Long days of rain give way to bright blue.
The chill of another night's frost is just lifting--the grasses in the field dusted white.





Little pond has glazed over again.
The rim cracks and crunches as I sneak closer to see--the faintest green peeking from beneath crystals. The dark water so cold, it stiffens my fingers.



I would give a thousand warm days under gray skies for just one day like this.


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13 comments:

me and my camera said...

The cracks and crunches probably sound as crisp as the air feels. My enjoyment of these sorts of sounds are always more keenly appreciated when they are the only sounds I hear.

nina said...

You're so right. The world was still--except for my steps.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love how you can express the feeling of your walk and the sounds or the stillness of being alone in nature...most live in a busy city full of noise and never experience the feeling of total absolute aloneness...I cherish it.
(I also love these pictures Nina..wonderful).

mon@rch said...

Stunning Photos and with the moon is bright like this . . . we always seem to get these cold temps! Great job Nina!

Mary said...

I can imagine the sound of still, quiet and the hearing only the sound you make...

Lovely post, Nina. Ice crystals are beautiful.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wonderfully written post. I love that 1st photo...well they're all amazing, but that 1st one is just gorgeous.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I enjoyed your walk today. Lovely photos.

Cathy said...

Nina,

I was taking a similar walk yesterday. I was thrilled with the beauty. I tried to get pixes. Yours are exquisite.

bobbie said...

Both words and photos are so perfect, Nina. You feed my imagination so well. The pictures of the crystals take my breath away.

Jennifer said...

ooo... love that last picture especially much!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Simply Beautiful...

Mel said...

Beautiful ice patterns captured by you... I can imagine that walk in the silence, a dream!

Marvin said...

Beautiful photos of the ice crystals.