Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Skeletal Ice

The Soul should stand in Awe --
-- Emily Dickinson

Delicate claws, skeletons, spiderwebs, daggers and ripples of ice. I suffered a wet sock and shoe getting this picture -- twice -- but it was worth it. This was the most beautiful, intricate ice I have ever seen, a gift formed by the crazy weather at the end of February. Now we are on the cusp of spring; even the last gritty rinds of snow have been washed away by the rain. The world is dripping, thawing. Things are about to happen.

The photo was taken 2/26/11. Click on image to enlarge.

9 comments:

Vesper de Vil said...

So beautiful!

Christine said...

Vesper! Thanks. An icy photo to parallel your chapbook! I trust you are well and writing.

Annie said...

Gorgeous words and photo. I'm smiling at your wet sock and shoe adventure....I know exactly what you mean!

Deborah Batterman said...

And it stands in awe, indeed. Happy spring!

Deborah Batterman said...

P.S. See my post re: On the Cusp ;-)

Christine said...

Annie, thanks so much. It was well worth the minor chill! I know from your posts that you understand.

Christine said...

Hello, Deboooorah! Yes ... seasonal happiness! I just went for a long walk after work. The frogs have returned. Such a beautiful evening. And the almost-full moon was rising ... spectacular. I will check your post!

Malgorzata Maj / Sarachmet said...

Beautiful! I'm glad to find you here, Chrisitne,I hope you're fine- best regards & wishes/ Malgorzata Maj

Christine said...

Malgorzata! What a delight to hear from you! I hope you are well and taking more beautiful photographs. I still love my cover! I will write to you ...