Monday, February 05, 2007

Frozen February

January Barn / Southwest Virginia / Floyd County / Blue Ridge Mountains Travel
Yes, here is the same old barn, fixed in place for a hundred years, and different in every season.

Especially on freezing days when even creek motion fixed and solid as ice, there is an immutability about this place, a stillness though polar winds whip the bare branches of beech and oak.

This deep freeze is a final drawing in, a last hibernation, a false sleep. Buds swell unseen. Cells divide hidden in wombs of bracts and scales, ready with promise and latent with the translucent color of spring leaves and petals.



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