Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scratching Sky

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape - the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show."
- Andrew Wyeth

The blue sky, with clouds moving fast, is usually a cue for me that changes are in the wind. However, even with the sun shinning yesterday, the icy patches across the yard gave no evidence of leaving soon. Off in the distance at sundown, the final barrage of rifle shots were heard as deer hunting season came to a close. Maine is ready for her winter. The more things change, the more things remain the same. Growing up in this state, oh, I use to love my long, snowy, cold winters. Now, not so much. The inevitable will arrive here soon; we push on.

13 comments:

  1. I am the same. I don't enjoy winter now as much as I did when I was a child. Just too cold!

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  2. Very poetic words going in perfect fit along with the image. Or the other way round... Nevermind, result is great! :)
    God bless you!

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  3. Here in the Sunshine State, as winter approaches the sky changes to a deeper blue. I don't want to think about surviving winter up north again.

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  4. I love this photo: looking up, the branches against the sky. . .and I love your post, too. I'm writing this as a barrage of rifle shots are popping in the distance.

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  5. Yes, the cold does get into the joints, but I really love that crisp blue sky.

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  6. The quote is perfect for this photo. I on the other hand enjoy the cold type of winter we have here. This is the first time I have lived in place with four seasons.

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  7. Whoever wrote that needs an anti-depressant.

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  8. Your photo is beautiful. I think I would find it very hard to live in cold climate place again.

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  9. I think the sky is saying, "oh, could you scratch a little to the left..."

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  10. I prefer summer. Because it's warm.


    Steffe.

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  11. The right image for these words. By the way, you quoted my favorite contemporary (sadly not anymore) painter, the only one that honored the art of painting through decades of fashion art.

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  12. Nice quote, and poignant for me since I've visited and photographed the Olsen House a couple of times. This picture has gorgeous light.

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