Still Learning To See

Changes

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!

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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.

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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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