Lest we forget – Just a little more than a year ago, there was a massacre of children in Newtown, Connecticut. – – – – – I was shocked to realize that Monday is Christmas Eve. I admit that it’s pretty weird at this time of year to not know what day is Christmas, but […]
Conveniently located at the corner of our street and that other road, just short of a mile from our front door, you can see the historic first Quaker Meetinghouse in Massachusetts, built in 1771. It’s right on the Rhode Island border (as are we) and only the happenstance of the way the lines were drawn […]
February 26, 2013 – Easton Connecticut – Canon Powershot S100
Late winter snow in a Connecticut woods. The frozen stream waits for a bit of sunshine. melting snow Melting snow runs down from high peaks, into creeks, over flowing waters, carry off layers of the forest floor, nutrients, twigs, leafs and insects are all swept clean, little creeks bulge into violent streams, and mighty rivers churning, […]
The big snow from early this month is melting. It’s good because that’s what has to happen, especially is the weather is not finished with us. If more snow is to come, better there be less snow and ice on the ground when if does.
Melt-off is messy. It seeps into foundations and basements, makes the rivers and streams overflow. Everything and everyone feels damp. Old bones ache in sympathy. The world is sodden and chilly.
Today, though the rain is falling heavily accompanied by wind and occasional dollops of sleet, we have to drive home. Like it or not, we’ve been away longer than we intended and it’s time to go home. Here in central Connecticut, the stream that was frozen when we arrived last Sunday has broken free of winter’s grip.
It’s flowing enthusiastically … more so with each passing hour as I watch it from the windows here in the kitchen. Spring will come. Soon or sooner, but it will come.
All taken with the Canon Powershot S100. It’s the only camera I brought with me and it has done the job splendidly.
Easton, Connecticut – Canon Powershot S100
Bright morning rural Connecticut. Taken with the Canon Powershot S100