Thursday, January 26, 2012
This winter's changing light
Nevertheless, I am always entranced with the long views, with the light in the big sky that I seem to require to make my existence complete. This day leaden skies were lit with heavy white clouds along the edge of the hills in the distance. It was a pleasant walk. The dogs checked out the bales of hay - those log like structures put in swales to keep the water from heavy rains and run-off from carrying away the topsoil - a valuable commodity in this countryside full of heavy red and blue clay. The bales required extensive sniffing and marking. Then we walked further.
Muddy from melting ice and snow from two days ago when it was mild and rainy. The weather has been peculiar.
Normally this piece of tiny ravine would be four feet deep in snow with snowshoe tracks competing with rabbit, deer and coyote tracks. This day, it's pristine.