Light on Snow
On Sunday we went up to the top of the ridge behind our house to check out the new fields. Lili, above, and Kavi, below, came up with us to explore the area we’ll soon be fencing. Katya stayed home and a good thing too as her puppy legs would have been far too short to deal with the deep snows even with the four of us adults breaking trail up the mountain.
Dark on Snow
Dark on light, Kavi watching Lili. He is vader, flux to her lumina. When they holds still on the snow they vanish. She is a variation of ice and snow. He is the rock in the field or the stirred up leaves, umber and earth shadows dappled between the trees.
Here at the top of the ridge the winds blow so fiercely that they had packed and blown off much of the snow. Lili and Kavi with their broad spread paws walk on the snow. I sink, sometimes up to my hips. Holly wisely wore pants.
Wolves on Snow
These are wolf trees, huge sugar maples that were between the pastures perhaps a century ago when this mountain top was fields for sheep. When the farms were abandoned during the last century the forest grew up around the line trees changing the tree’s shapes, forcing them to reach for the sky as the new trees crowded them. When we cut the forest back to the old stone walls again we left some of the big old wolf trees. They’re not in the best of health, since they’re so old, but they are very interesting. I read stories in their twists and lightning damage. One of them has a long hollow that goes up the trunk where I can look up at the sky like a telescope. Another one was almost four feet in diameter – enormous for a maple.
In the distance beyond the wolves and left of the moon you can see the White Mountains in New Hampshire which I wrote about yesterday.
Outdoors: 30°F/12°F Cloudy, Light Snow
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/59°F