Saturday, January 30, 2010

Windshield Feathers

This so-called "arctic blast" has us hibernating. On soul-chilling Saturdays like this, I welcome the morning mug of coffee with both hands. This has been another season of spectacular ice formations -- fantastic, fleeting patterns only the camera can hold on to. These swirling ice-plumes surprised me on December 14th, as I hurried to my car on the way to work. I had never seen such an intricate windshield bas relief. I found my camera and took this photo from the driver's seat. I love the way the bare black trees loom like giants beyond the glass. Hard to stop looking; harder yet to scrape away the art and head toward my other reality.

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Deborah Batterman said...

Oh the mix of nature and technology! Then there are those winter days (few I admit) that I just don't want to go outside at all.

Christine said...

Exactly, days when we just want to escape into a book or admire the wintry landscape from the window! Fascinating reading and art last night ... great job!