Today is a day of sunlight glancing off the pure white diamond crusted cloak of Winter’s grand performance. A day of long shadows and blue tones as the sun regains dominance over the sky. The cold temperatures have frozen the moisture on the branches from yesterday and the glinting ice limns them with shining platinum.
No photos for today I think- it is already very bright out there.
This morning I was up early and the light of the post lamp lured me to the window to see what the world outside looked like. I could see the glow of it off the whitened drifts. Drawing close to the window, movement caught my eye- some wild bunnies were out taking their chances on the plowed driveway, stopping to investigate some of my garden branches. I frowned inwardly with displeasure… all thoughts going to memories of losing a once thriving stand of Siberian iris to a rabbit family, which seemed to have feasted on its underground tubers. Not very generous of me, I know. And then turned thoughts more positively to the enjoyment of something living making its way through the frozen moonscape of the night.
Now that my old dog is gone, the deer and rabbits… and coyotes…. have rediscovered my place. Once again I must share with the wild things.