Sky Above, Us Below
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.
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.
A friend of 19 years passed away late Sunday night, April 12, 2015. This is dedicated to him.
May your soul be free, flying higher than the clouds,
May your spirit ride the wind, to places never dreamt of… till now…
(Image is two sandhill cranes, flying over the Marsh. Rare birds for this area. It felt like a sign.)
Black Dotted Sky
Like shadows painted on the sky, this canvas made of clouds,
Dark silhouettes sped through the air, faster then eyes could follow.
The day closed with a chilly breeze. A peaceful silence embraced the lake. Birds left their songs for another day and sought the warmth of some nearby shrub or tree.
A splash of green, brown, orange, grey…..the forest floor was a bounty of colors that day.
Note from the artist: This house was hand made by myself (T Wells) and my nephew (B Wells) who is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. We crafted the house from scratch, collecting birch bark, pine bark, moss, and pine cones. We picked up some unique fixtures from a local reuse store (drawer handles, antique door hinges) The walk way was made from cut and polished stones (I have a rock hound – and core member of the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club – in the family). The swing was made from scratch by my nephew. The little bird house and trinkets in the diorama weren’t made by us (everything else was). Those items were all found in a box of ‘doo-dads’ that had taken up residence in my attic. The house was built from cardboard, then covered with the bark, moss, and pine cone parts. It took us a couple days of non-stop work to make the entire set up. The house stands 15″ tall, 11″ wide and about 11″ deep. The diorama is about 3 feet by 2 feet and contained everything from a bird bath, small pond, and miniature table with tea cups and flowers (which can be seen in a couple of the shots). The day it was all photographed, we had quite a fight with the weather and sunlight, leaving me disappointed by the quality of the photos. We had carried the entire piece 2 miles out into the woods looking for the “perfect spot” to set up. It was quite the production. The photographs do not do it justice. Hopefully I will be able to take more pictures at some point in the future. (And bring another 2-3 people to help carry the set up someplace more inviting). I want to thank my nephew for his dedication and assistance in this project. He did a great job.
Otherwise known as Chicken of the Woods.