Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Oaks' Benches

Shortcutting his way through the snowy Deering Oaks, me thinks this might be a student on his way to the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus. It's a beautiful trip through the trees, albeit quite frigid. When I was taking graduate classes there, I did a lot of walking, but not through the Oaks. I was coming from the other side of the campus. We lived at Woodfords Corner and took evening classes after work. I must admit, in my haste to get free from the cold, I seldom took the time to appreciate a wide-open scene in the city like this.

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  1. Wonderful winter scenery!However I imagine it's difficult to walk through this place!
    Léia

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  2. belle photo hivernale, cela me donne envie, mais toujours pas de neige sur Evry

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  3. Beautiful image Birdman, looks so good when you pull it in closer, it feels like you're actually in the woods except not so cold..well not me anyway!! I think there are so many things that we don't appreciate when we're young that take on much more significance when we're older.

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  4. It takes awhile to notice and appreciate the beauty around us, esp. if we're occupied and centered on one's future. That's part of what makes us who we are...all the steps along the way. The important thing is that now you recognize it.

    I have a surprise for you on my post today!

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  5. it feels cold just looking at...I love the lone figure....no snow in London today but it's trying hard.....

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  6. What a scene! Beautiful, but it makes me shiver, too.

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  7. It is a nice portrait of winter in Maine. I'll be this place is especially beautiful in mid-summer. (And that won't be long now!)

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  8. i can hear the crunch of the snow under his boots...

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  9. Ahhhh, nice. And looks like your photos are the closest I'll get to winter this year.

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  10. It's never too late to appreciate -- as you have proven in your photo -- barbara

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  11. So that's what winter should look like!

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  12. 'twas cold at the office today, heating not working properly, I'd rather be freezing amongst the trees than freezing at the computer...

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  13. I didn't mind the cold much when I was young (although NYC winters couldn't compete with yours). However, I've become a big cold weenie as I've gotten older. Not only would I avoid walking through this grove, I'd plead for someone to drop me off at the schoolhouse door.

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  14. Much nicer than the bench I posted today. Great shot.

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