This Spring …
This is the neighbourhood of Home
All views taken one at a time
giving an accurate account
of beauty in a nutshell,
a life well lived,
of wonderful solitude
which has broken on the May long weekend
with a rather full camping area,
with only a few that do not show
fellow campers and the land the respect due.
Today it is so dry there is a province wide fire ban in place
Though this is the first
as yesteryear’s extreme’s become
today’s normal, and
today’s new extremes become
It’s going to be a rough ride for the next 50 years!
First Break in Nice (Thick) Ice
Back when the ice was just breaking up, the reflection of light and cloud make the water and shore jump.
Birch White Goldenized
The Birch Show Their Colours Well
Even the huge puddles of spring mud and snow melt pick up the the light of the sky behind the trees’ reflections.
Spring Moon Rises at Sunset
The moon ascends into the evening sky, brilliant white against the gold and blue of sunset.
Predawn Moon Going Down
Just days later the moon settles in the west as the dawn touches the east.
Sunrise Moon Setting
And settles closer to the water as the early morning breaks.
Open Cold Water
Waves and White Water return as the wind churns up the lake touched still with small patches of snow and ice.
The few brush left with partial birch trunks, long since food for the beaver who keep the lake level high, stand out in the gold light at sunset.
Sol Plays with Aqua
The water and the setting sun play with each other in familiar yet newly wonderful manners almost each night.
Ugly becomes Gorgeous
Even the junk, abandoned, and starting to be trashed camper cannot help but shine with the immense wonders of the setting sun.
My favourite of late
The reaching thirsty trees along the shore silhouette wonderfully against the blues and oranges of the sun set reflecting remnants of light on the water.