The Spirit of Winter

The Spirit of Winter moved across the face of the waters and caused tiny miracles to happen wherever she placed her fingers…sometimes flat and smooth with crystals forming in abstract covers over tiny pools where the water still ran smooth and deep, other times in long and fragile wands hanging from rocks or branches or trees, and still other times growing upright and outward, curling from the spray of moving waters beneath, forming into little orbs of icy glass, jewels all, delicate, temporal…and vanishing with the passing of time and warm currents and breezes.

10 responses

  1. Amazing photography!

    December 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

    • Hey…thank you, C.L.. 🙂

      December 6, 2011 at 8:05 am

  2. Your photography is incredible! What a great theme. Your narrative accentuates your photographs. I also notice how you refer to the Spirit of Winter in the feminine as one would refer to Mother Nature and how the images of your pictures must have been sculpted by the hand of a spirit in human form.

    December 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you, Steven; I was the grateful recipient of an unexpected and early Christmas present in the form of a new camera, so I’ve been taking it on my hikes and trying to get the most out of it in the extra month that I will have had it before the formal holiday. And yes, I do refer to the Spirit of Winter in the feminine. It seems to be in-line with our human myths in referring to the spirit of nature and like forms in the female sense, as they are often the generating essence, the life-giving force, and the substance of beauty in our natural world. Thank you, again, Steven, for your kind words…and the intuitive addition to the post. 🙂

      December 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  3. Another great post!!! Thanks!

    December 9, 2011 at 1:50 am

    • Thank you, Nikos…and you’re welcome. 🙂

      December 9, 2011 at 7:04 am

  4. The red berries? are holding on, even as the water is frozen into ice. What a beauty.
    the patterns can shame a jewel designer.

    December 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    • Yes, the red berries, Pattu. I have a post about winter berries that I will publish soon. It’s crazy how bright red they still are after all the leaves are gone. Good bird food for the harsh winter months. Natural beauty….

      December 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

  5. The texture here is unreal….. wow wow WOW

    March 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    • Thank you, Yaakov…and thank you for letting me know you were here, too.

      March 7, 2013 at 6:39 am

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