Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mid February

Whisper of spring...

amid the ice

of winter


Petrea Burchard said...

That top shot--the gold, the blue--love it.

Anonymous said...

skating on thin ice -
taken as worrisome warning

solely - yet there's another
reading. When ice thins,there's

promise, re
generation, skating those

surfaces beauty
of speed & gesture triumph

as much as any startling
heron's nearly human

call ignites
quickening of slow spirit

altadenahiker said...

That's all kinds of gorgeousness.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Petrea. That first photo is a fav of mine, too.

Anon, thank you for your striking poem of promise and regeneration xxoo

And, thank you, Hiker. The light was wonderful that day; glad I had a camera with me.

dive said...

All kinds of gorgeousness indeed, both from Ms.M's photography and Anon's poetry.

I do hope that poor duck in the middle photo has found a tiny patch of clear water and is not stuck in the ice. Brr.

Ms M said...

Anon and I thank you, Dive. :-)

About that duck in the middle photo: It's not a duck; it's a fake swan put there to keep flocks of geese away. There are 4 of these "birds", all currently frozen in place. Do they keep the geese away? No. The geese simply avoid them.

sonia a. mascaro said...

All photos are beautiful!
But the first photo is really gorgeous!

Shell Sherree said...

Beautiful, Mary. And if I ever have geese running amok in my garden, I'll know not to bother finding a faux swan in hopes of deterring them. ;)

Ms M said...

Thank you, Sonia. I find the scene in the first photo relaxing and serene.

Hi Shell! You never know what useful information you'll find on a blog! Especially concerning geese ;-)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thanks Ms M for your nice comment on my blog. I am glad you liked to see my daughter's dogs "hidden" under this big tree.

Hope you have a pleasant week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Love the first picture, it looks more like a painting. Sorta T. Kincaid-ish, except much nicer.
Patti Smith concert in the Rose City tomorrow night.

Ms M said...

Sonia, I hope you have a wonderful week, too. :-)

Thank you, Mr. Sands. May the Land have horses, horses, horses running, running, running....