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.

13 comments:

Lowell said...

Yah, but look at the beautiful woods! You should kneel in awe and wonder! :-)

Sharon Creech said...

Erm, bear paw tracks? Following? Erm.

Virginia said...

Brings back memories of the year I spent in Wisconsin, trying to haul the garbage bag around the house!

Sharon said...

At least the snow is softer than the sidewalk where I tend to fall on my knees lately.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brave brattcat!
But please take care!
The snow is wonderful in pictures!I know it's hard to walk with all this snow!
hugs
Léia

Melissa said...

Were you on skis? Looks like a beautiful day to be out in the snow. I never got that kind of winter light on my trip last week.

Bibi said...

Been a bit absent, sorry. I see you have lots of snow. We had a bit, but it's gone now. I have snowshoes I am trying to sell, but no takers. Your woods look lovely.

Jack said...

It is beautiful up there. I remember that sink-up-to-your-knee feeling. It is exhausting, isn't it? The walk in the woods would have been worth it, though, if you can handle deep snow.

Kate said...

Sometimes it's not a bad idea to get down on one's knees, but this is not the time.

Library Jewel said...

I love this view...quite different from the summery one I have witnessed.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The snow-laden woods have a poetic feel, particularly with this long path and with the tree shadows of yesterday.

Bises,
Genie

Doug Hickok said...

Were there really bear paw tracks? Wow, you track like Uncas!

brattcat said...

haha. lest any of you believe for even a moment that i am a brave bear-defying vermonter...bearpaws are snowshoes.