Monday, January 01, 2007

January Maple

image copyright Fred First
Behind the storm, the sun broke out--a good omen, I thought, for New Years Day. I set out with the camera, and didn't make it any farther than the end of the driveway when the lighting stopped me in my tracks. It is a scene I've seen so many times before, but it never fails to dazzle me. That is good--to not take for granted anything that ever has the power to create awe and joy.

Trite as it seems to say it, I hope to see this place again, for the first time, every day this year. Some of that will end up in pictures--very ordinary images of very ordinary places and scenes--sometimes with the words they evoke, sometimes alone. (Many, like this one, will go to a larger image if you click on it.)

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andy said...

Beautiful image, Fred. I saw it first in my RSS reader, which for some reason squashed it to roughly 4x3 portrait mode - and the odd thing is, the proportions look quite pleasing that way round - try it!

Happy New Year!

6:48 AM  
andy said...

Fwiw, here's how it looked in my reader.

7:04 AM  
ronbailey said...

Great shot, Fred! That one is really something special...

7:23 AM  
gary said...

Love the lighting and the colors. But most of all I like the few leaves left hanging after all of the weather. Well shot...

10:20 AM  
Judy said...

That one would make a lovely note card!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous said...

Beautiful image indeed. You see these things, perhaps, because you have resided in those other places that offer the otherside of ourselves. Are you also a fellow traveler on the dark side. It is a side that although interrupted by temporary respite, always returns. Although I see your images, they invite me to lie down.

Good luck to you nevertheless.

2:45 PM  
handdrummer said...

Great image, Fred. What a glory it must be to see that view every day for the first time.

4:54 PM  
Georgia said...

Beautiful...the artist at work!

12:17 PM  

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