Even though this long winter continues to snow and blow and freeze and fuss, I still think an icy snowfall sparkles beautifully.
This morning, captured under the glow of our deck light, heavy wet snow dressed the woods in grandeur yet again.
After many mostly photography-less weeks, I reached for the Canon Rebel and lost myself attempting to capture this view, and that view, and how about this one?
The pre-dawn photos of the woods came out kind of cool, didn’t they?
Last weekend Barry insisted upon a handful of photos. He wanted to send them to his parents, showing them the depth of our endless winter. Or maybe he pondered publishing them in a column for the local newspaper where works as editor.
They’ve not been downloaded until this morning. I was looking at them, remember how very frozen we felt as we filled the wood room, when…
…the power went out.
The computer screen shivered and photos disappeared.
The wood stove blower ceased.
Lights blinked off.
The heavy wet snow crashed some power line somewhere. Forget any more computer time.
For two hours I putzed around the house.
Read a book.
Stared out the window.
Stretched into yoga positions.
Made up the bed.
It proved a quite delightful electricity-less morning.
My attention stayed in the present moment without grasping toward email or blog or township work.
That’s when I decided.
It’s time for another blogging break.
Another hiatus away from the computer.
My last extended blogging break happened way back in August.
It’s time to relax and take some time off this computer, which gives so many gifts of friendship and creativity–yet sometimes keeps me glued in mindless preoccupation and compulsion, as well.
I won’t be reading blogs on this break. We’ll see you after a few more snowstorms, perhaps.
Enjoy the rest of your winter–may it not outstay its welcome this year.
From our Little House in the Big Woods in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Love, Kathy