Still Learning To See

That extra hour

Lately I’ve been experiencing more and more disruption of what I’ve long considered “normal” time. I know I’m not alone as many I know are finding similar recently. Some days seem to start and end just minutes apart—getting out of bed and back into it with the whole of the day, however long that was, lost in fuzzy memories. On other days time just seems to just stop and make room for whatever else I want to add into them. Has it always been this way or is it COVID times? Perhaps it is my limited cultural perceptions of “reality?”

Regardless, for one hour yesterday—maybe that hour we sprung ahead for on Sunday—I found myself on the edge of the North Branch of the Winooski River with my friend Rob, our cameras in hand, marvelling at a world that tips between freezing and thawing, ice and water, unmoving and flowing, a miraculous world that has been here long before I have, all in a time only a river can know.

This entry was published on March 17, 2021 at 11:30 am. It’s filed under Abstract, Ice, John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Snow, Spring, Vermont, Water, Winter, www.johnsnell.photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “That extra hour

  1. Martha E Snell on said:

    I “like” being with you and Rob on these adventures at the edge of the North Branch of the Winooski River. I’ll accompany you anytime.

  2. You and Rob and ice and Time–that’s a combination meant for philosophical reflection! I’ve often thought of your amazing photographs as a way of freezing time, which goes at so many different speeds in life. You capture the moment for all of us–and water seems to call to you, whether flowing or frozen or reflecting. Thanks so much for sharing–for me, there is comfort in knowing this cycle of freezing and thawing went on for millions of years before I was born and will continue when I’ve rejoined the mystery.

  3. Dale Dailey on said:

    Fascinating photos. Always fun to have the camera in hand during these ties. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Liz Snell on said:

    this is a beautiful post. I love it. I love you! xoxox

    On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 11:31 AM Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: ” Lately I’ve been experiencing more and more > disruption of what I’ve long considered “normal” time. I know I’m not alone > as many I know are finding similar recently. Some days seem to start and > end just minutes apart—getting out of bed and back into it wi” >

  5. Kate Conway on said:

    WOW! The bubbly, cellular ice photos are amazing~

  6. Thanks Cuz! I’ll be out again tomorrow morning for more. This warm weather is making it harder but cold nights help. Soon it will be flowers instead of ice!

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