Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

wouldn't it be glorious if snow really came down in colors?

but what's falling outside my window just now is all white.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

david sanger spoke to a full house in brattleboro last week

during his informative talk not a single soul headed for the exit.
everyone listened with rapt attention
 and later came a scintillating exchange of ideas

Sunday, February 24, 2013

the shoes make the girl

this charming little princess had serious sock attitude.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

at a performance of ferdinand the bull at the new england youth theater

what was going on in the audience was as entrancing
as what was going on 
on stage.

Friday, February 22, 2013

do you hear the thumping of boots?

on the front porch, before entering, knock off as much snow as possible.
then unwind the scarves, pull off the hats, unlace the boots, unzip the coats, pull on the slippers and pad into the kitchen to stir up some lovely hot coco.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"they also serve who only stand and wait"

spectators at the base of the ski hill, waiting for their young loved ones to zip down.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

on a brisk, icy morning

junior olympians raced down memorial park hill

Monday, February 18, 2013

ice fishing derby

beneath their feet the fish swam sluggishly.
the entire expanse of the meadows was peppered with people and fishing shacks.
i don't know who won.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

winter carnival 2013

the torch has been lit.
let the games begin.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

sunbather of a different stripe

taken the following morning and around the corner from yesterday's image.

Friday, February 15, 2013

sunbathing in february

hardy vermonter soaking up the rays on a sunny afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

one thousand love letters

 "come in and write a love letter and maybe by valentine's day we'll have a thousand."
 when i stopped in last week they'd reached 567. i wrote two.
yesterday afternoon i peeked in the window.
1,258 love letters by february 13th and people still writing. hooray for love!
happy valentine's day everyone.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

past the ice pond and up to the cornfield

i trod softly in bear-paw tracks
and the sleek parallels of skis
but still i found myself sinking to my knees.

Monday, February 11, 2013

hiking without snow shoes

trying to walk on top of the trail left by others.
one step out of every four i went down to my knees.
hard work but sooooo beautiful.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

after the storm

pathway brought to you by mr. brattcat.
hard to tell with the drifts but mr. bc calculates about 20 inches of fallen snow.
walking around town had to be done in the streets as most sidewalks were still impassable.
winds brutally cold for walking. brrrrrrrrr.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

ice conclusion

this is my last image in the ice series, taken two days ago in quechee, vermont, a little over an hour north of brattleboro.
yesterday, all day and through the night, the snow fell.
i'll go out later and see what i can capture to share with you.
thank you all for your comments about the ice circles.
i love that i can photograph something that fascinates me and this community helps me to understand the true nature of what i've caught.

Friday, February 8, 2013

i asked mr. brattcat what causes the circles in the whetstone brook

he felt the manhole cover at the base of the lower falls (to the right of center) might be responsible.
is he right? any one else have an idea?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

circles of ice

these perfect circles float down the whetstone brook
and gather like magic plates
waiting to feed the hungry connecticut river.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

icebergs on the connecticut

not big enough to take the titanic down,
more like very cold pieces of ivory soap.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ice on the connecticut river begins to break up

you can hear the water muttering to itself under the february sun

Monday, February 4, 2013

ice, ice baby

these fishing shanties were standing on very thin ice this weekend

Sunday, February 3, 2013

with so much rain the snow has nearly vanished

which may explain the big bite out of this sled 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

acappella in brattleboro

last night at the brattleboro museum of art
high school groups sang acappella to an appreciative, s.r.o. house.
this excellent group huddled before going on.

Friday, February 1, 2013

february theme day- umbrella

i can't manage to link in
but thought i'd play along with "theme day" from the sidelines