Still Learning To See


Summer ending? Fall transitioning? Winter beginning? I guess it depends on my point of view. It has been a long and glorious summer, even if also a disaster for our warming globe.

We had our first hard frost this week, not obvious except on the neighbors’ roofs and cars. But then I watched a squirrel try to drink at the bird bath and instead saw it slip across the surface on a thin layer of new ice!


The delicate tracery of new ice on the maroon-colored bird bath contrasted beautifully with the yellow leaves in the water and those still on the tree above that were being reflected. Add a touch of blue sky and ice magic happens. Summer may be ending but these few weeks of new ice are still some of the most special times of the year.


This entry was published on October 12, 2016 at 8:33 am. It’s filed under Fall colors, Ice, John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Leaves, Patterns, Photograph, Reflections, Vermont and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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