12.09.2019 Mount Pollux Frosty Bare Tree

Yesterday started out below zero   This morning is above freezing with ice melting and rain in the forecast with the possibility of 50’s or even 60°. Flooding is a possibility too.  I have quite a backlog of keywording and archiving to do so may just hunker down in front of the desktop, or stand as I did get one of the desk converters, and do a little catch-up.

The cold yesterday made for some frosty trees.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 12.09.2019 Mount Pollux Frosty Bare Tree

  1. melissabluefineart says:

    Whoa~you are getting crazy weather swings, aren’t you? You’ve taken full advantage of the cold with this lovely image.

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  2. C-c-c-cold. B-b-b-beautiful.

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  3. Very Nice Steve! The starburst adds a “Pop” to really draw your eye in!

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  4. What prompted you to get the desk converter?

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  5. shoreacres says:

    When I see an image like this, I remember the sound of falling ice. There’s nothing so delicate or musical in all of nature — unless it might be a small brook with just the right amount of water flowing over the rocks. It’s amazing how the memory of sounds, tastes, and scents can endure over time.

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    • The sense (sensual might be the better word but then it might take on a whole other meaning) memories, I think, are the ones most embedded in our experiences. There are certain smells and sounds especially that have stayed with me throughout my life. I am sure you can smell food still from your grandmother’s or mother’s kitchen. And like you too, I can remember the tinkling of ice falling from trees in the woods after a freezing rain followed by a gentle breeze and slight rise in the temperature. Of course, your mention of the melody of a trickling stream definitely rings home with me.


      • shoreacres says:

        I’ve always loved this poem from Wendell Berry:

        “poet Wendell Berry

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        It may be that when we no longer know what to do
        we have come our real work,

        and that when we no longer know which way to go
        we have come to our real journey.

        The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

        The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

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      • Thanks for sharing that poem, Linda. I especially like the line “The mind that is not baffled is not employed.” Life is a constant learning experience and a curious mind is a healthy one.


  6. bluebrightly says:

    I have a desk converter too, and I try to spend some time standing when I’m at the computer for a long time. It’s stubborn about rising up (I have to hold down one end with my foot!!) but once in place, it’s good. It’s a good time of year for these tasks, and I can’t believe the backlog. But please do keep going out in these changeable weather conditions, because the images are fascinating.
    Oh, I just remembered being super excited by the beauty of sunlight on the trees during an ice storm, as a teenager in northern NJ. I drove up a steep hill to take pictures and then couldn’t get down. Classic beginner driver mistake. Somehow I backed out of there without going off the edge. 😉

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    • Mine sits on my desk so having to use my foot, which fortunately I do not have to, would be a challenge. But it rises easily so I am lucky that way. It was a bit on the pricey side, for me at least, but worth it. Of course, I’ve only had it for a short time and the test will be down the road a bit.
      Yeah, we made plenty of bad judgements in our younger years. Most of mine involved moving violations. 🙂
      Not to worry. I’ll be out there whenever possible. 🙂


      • bluebrightly says:

        🙂 Mine sits on my desk too, and it’s quite a stretch getting my foot up there. 🙂 I think they’re really good to have. I decided I needed one when I was still working and spent many hours at work, at home on my computer – that’s the way it was. Now I’m very glad I have it – standing right now.
        I know you do get out whenever you can, you are admirable that way. 🙂

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      • I don’t get out nearly as much as I’d like. It’s funny when people ask me when I’ll be retiring and think I’ll enjoy my later years sitting in a chair looking out the window or at the television…or computer screen. I am looking forward to traipsing at my choice any time it suits me. I am sure, had we had children and they did also, I’d be looking forward to spending time with grandkids but we made a choice for Mary Beth’s health. Instead we’ll have to amuse each other with senile antics. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I went a little crazy when I first retired, like a kid in a candy shop. Housework didn’t get done, errands were put off, etc. It’s great to be able to go out whenever you please and spend as much time as you want on your photography. I do notice the lack of the camaraderie that one has at work – that mundane, daily chitchat with coworkers or others keeps your mind alert in a different way than this activity of going out, taking pictures, composing posts and responding to comments does. But I’m in no way complaining. 🙂

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      • While I get along just fine with my co-workers, for the most part we have little in common. I might miss one or two a bit. But I prefer working alone so leaving the workplace behind won’t be difficult. I’m sure, like you, being able to do photography whenever I wish, although I am good about chores, will be a great new lifestyle. 🙂

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