We had some snow again today and temperatures are to be below freezing by quite a bit the next few nights. Sounds like more ice photography to come. Mary Beth, as is true for most everyone I know…and don’t know, complained yesterday about being tired of looking outside and seeing snow. I scouted tomorrow’s location this morning and can not only concur but complain about walking in knee-deep snow as well. I’ll try my snowshoes, but I think they are too long for navigating the rocks and half-buried shrubs. Time to lighten the pack, I think. Next year I’ll have a pair of shorter shoes.
As spring does indeed lurk about the corner, I am sharing this older May image of a local lady’s slipper. Just the pick-me-up needed to keep everything in perspective.
It is an amazing fact of nature that these lovely plants, and the not so lovely to those with jaded eyes, can disappear below ground under many feet of snow, yet pop up once the melt comes and be restored to their past beauty.
And on that note, I will press “Publish” and go throw a few more splits in the wood stove. 🙂