The moody sky continues to brood; the snow within still a distant dream. The earlier dusting is ethereal and thin, like my breath in the crisp air…here for a moment, then gone.
The sky seems close enough to touch, winter still clings, buds have barely opened on the spring day this photo was taken. Our perspective is lightened when we look away from the distractions around us, and look up to the sky above us.
Here’s to the winter yet to come…may it bring peace, snow, and contentment. We need all three! 😉
Though this was taken in October, things look about the same right now. No snow here, no winter weather. Almost “warm” with a touch of March/April in the air. Strange times. I wonder if this bridge leads to a snow covered world. I hope so.
Though it was completely cloud covered on this November day, somehow a sliver of rainbow appeared in the sky! If you look closely around 10-11 o’clock, you can see it too.
These summer midges were a welcome distraction from the heat. I walked right into the swarm.
Not all who wander are lost….but in this case I was lost for over two hours in an unfamiliar woods. It was the best thing that ever happened. Discovered some amazing landscapes and even more brilliant trees. Felt a calling to wander ever closer to this particular forest’s edge.
This snowy leopard seems to be smiling. The sun was warm for her that day. If only I could share her comfort and cuddle up right by her side! 🙂
Sadly we’re not seeing any of this in Winter 2015-16. Here’s to the epic winter of ’14-15. That was something wonderful.
It might be hard to make out this bird’s markings from this photo. This juvenile bald eagle followed us around the marsh. We could hear it calling from deep in the trees until it finally made its presence known, spooking a great blue heron off the water, as it flew at almost ground level and rose up over us.
Had a hard time catching it with the camera but finally held it steady long enough to get a half decent shot. Gotta love how many of these birds are everywhere around here now. 10 years ago, I would not have believed I would see a bald eagle when stepping out my front door, or sitting in the Kmart parking lot, but I have done just that. They’re everywhere now. Hope their numbers keep growing!!!
Morning web creates a strange maze. Fillmore Glen Park, Moravia NY.