Category Archives: seasons

Off Grid on Goose Creek

This "slice of life" from 2013 also published on Jan 28 to Medium.com where you can see better views of the images. You might consider "following" my Medium.com articles and essays, and "recommend" a few if you find merit.

Off the Grid on Goose Creek at Medium.com

Rhythms change when the lights go out…

Even into the third month of round-the-clock wood fires in the stove, it gets no easier to hoist yourself out of bed in the mornings to feed … Continue Reading ››

Take Two Pine Cones and Call Me in the Morning

pinecones800 Our prescription for an easy fire is this: just toss a couple of cones under the kindling. Then, if you must, use a match. But if you have time, wait for the resin to ignite from last night's coals. It has been a good year for the pines on Goose Creek. Not only have they produced a copious supply of cones (and the released seeds our chickens forage for under them) but good for us--the woody "leaves" of the cone this year are heavy with highly-flammable resin. We have, next to the kindling … Continue Reading ››

Animated: The Spirit of Life

IMG_5887huffvilleView2 The mechanics: This shot came from the parking lot of Huffville Methodist Church and was a still capture from a 15 second video inspired by the beauty of racing fingers of wind across the tall grasses. This dance between Earth and Air is one of my favorite visuals from this time of year. The take-home: My first impulse was to describe this to myself as the "animation of the grasses." And from that, I could easily follow the crumbs of this ancient Greek then Latin-derived word into all sorts of enjoyable and … Continue Reading ››

Deep Freeze February

IMG_5379IceBridge480
Click to embiggen. Don't you love that word? It entered the language via media and space---the Simpsons and string theory. You're welcome.
So I was too late over to free the bridge, and won't try again until next week's thaw and flood melt. Doesn't look like so much volume of precip expected now from a complicated mix on Monday and Tuesday. Do embiggen, and pay attention to the many tiny dots over the ice. Those are flying  droplets of water created  from the turbulence … Continue Reading ››

Currier and Ivy-er

IMG_5340HouseSnow480 Every winter, I hear it: "Take some pictures of the house." She says it lightly, as if doing the Dr. Zivago across the whited planes, putting face and hands at frost-bite risk, standing stark still in the single-digit morning light was the most casual touristy snapshot. So here's the image from Winter '15-16. Currier and Ives, eat your heart out. Here is our "Old Farm House." Click the image above to enlarge; detail matters.