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 ››
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.
I confess I don't do the wood work I once did to bring in a winter's worth of firewood. I have taken to buying my wood (from Rob Cluxton) and adding a cord or two on my own from what ends up on the ground of natural causes.But there were two standing-dead trees that taunted me every time we made the pasture loop, jeering that "a real man wouldn't let easy wood go to rot." But I gave up dropping standing trees some years back after being nominated for … Continue Reading ››
This is one of my hugging trees.I confess that I often hope when touching or wrapping my arms around a favorite tree, up around the bend, out of sight of the road, back along the banks of Nameless Creek, that I will hear a numinous hum--like the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.Wikipedia says this about those mysterious black polygons that were discovered first by early porto-humans in the movie:“The first monolith appears in the beginning of the story, set in prehistoric times. It is discovered by a group of hominids, and … Continue Reading ››