There are always good reasons for being familiar with a place and visiting it at various times of the year. For one thing, the seasons change and with them so does the appearance of places. As they change, plants grow and become greener and blossom. Trees weather the seasons and change their foliage. In the case of today’s post, water freezes, melts, refreezes, drops in level, rises again, reveals and then covers what lies hidden beneath the motion. As winter is winding down, what little snow and ice we’ve had this year is filling the brooks with the groundwater and surface melt giving a nice strong flow and creating some interesting intimate landscape compositions.
I have mentioned before that Dean Brook is a wonderful source of cascades. Several locations along its length have already appeared here and today’s is yet another. I often enter the Houston Gage property across the bridge near where this was photographed, but haven’t made an image of this spot until now.
This is the first of two cascade images along with one icicle shot from this morning. Some times I forget to post the follow ups so we’ll see when the next one pops in. My hip boots were still at home, so I may go back tomorrow and wade in to get a different perspective. But it will be in the 40’s today so much of this may melt or reshape itself.