Tag Archives: winter

Winter Walk Across the Hudson:

Ice forming on the Hudson River, Beacon, NY 2012

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Advice is like Snow:

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.”

-Samuel Taylor coleridge-

October snow Hopewell Junction, NY 2011

Man and his snow machine.


Frosty is Free:

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
-Henry David Thoreau-

Frosty is Free

He is old-school strong with a running engine but his drive is jammed.

 (much like his owner!)

He hopes to have a few good winters left.

(much like his owner!)


Waiting on the Mountain:

Waiting for Spring on Hook road.

“TODAY IS YOUR DAY! YOUR MOUNTAIN IS WAITING. SO…GET ON YOUR WAY.”

-Dr. Seuss-


Water Can Flow:

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

-Bruce Lee-


Ice on the Hudson:

As temperatures hover at six degrees, ice covers the Hudson River at Cold Springs, NY.


Fire and Ice:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

-Poem by Robert Lee Frost-


The Crack of Ice:

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

-Albert Schweitzer- 


The Kitchen Window:

Nature's Winter etch-a-sketch displayed on a pane of glass.

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
-Carl Reiner-

Ice crystals form on window screen.


The Weight of Winter:

 

 
 

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

-William Alexander-

 


The Winter Snow:

There is a softness that comes with the first winter snow as it lightly touches the ground creating a white icy shawl on the trees.

  The bright autumn leaves now have muted colors.

The first snow muffles the sound made by humans and amplifies that of nature.  The pair of doves are the first to clear the hilltop; their wing-beat moving the air with the force of an eagle.

With the weight of the snow comes a stillness only broken by the sound of dry summer limbs creaking under the pressure.

The doe and her two fawns cross the white covered black-top.  Their spots have now faded into a thick brown coat; they now stay closer to mom experiencing their first snow.

I’ve experienced hundreds of “first snows” none better than the last.