Monday, January 19, 2015

ice doings

there is a culture of ice fishing here.
 amish began buying old farms around here several decades ago.
it was inevitable the two would mix 
in yet another cultural exchange.
this photo has caused a bit of excitement on facebook!
which cracks me up.
you will note the horse is blanketed and in the sun
but it was cold and clear and 
i hope good fishing!
(see the hut?)
 at my place here i often see young deer
hanging out.
i speak to them.
 they browse.
all fluffy in the cold
like birds.
 some snow,
 some warmth,
stove wood at the new place
 warms twice (at least)
 big cold
moving in.
 the drainage from trout lake 
runs through the land
and away, 
under the road and away.

18 comments:

Angie said...

So beautiful so peaceful.

blandina said...

I love your photos, I can almost hear the rush of the stream and feel the pungent cold on my cheeks.

Ms. said...

I can feel it, almost smell it.

Penny said...

Ooh, cold. So different to here, although at the moment it is quite mild and pleasant, if a bit humid.

neki desu said...

the geometry of a wood pile.
water supply for unlimited reckless dye rinsing.jealous.

Velma Bolyard said...

hi angie, it is all that, and frightfully cold!
blandina, yes, the winter sounds are exquisite
michelle, thanks for that
penny, yes, but the land down under has a few wonders of her own...last year at this time i was prepping for hall's gap!
neki, we have wood and water in abundance, i use always knowing that abundance can change.

Gardener in the Distance said...

nice to know, Velma, time goes on in some places the way it always has

jude said...

amazing that the water keeps running through it all.

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, yes, we need to remember the quiet places
jude, running running running...all the way to the atlantic

Valerianna said...

Water under the bridge, eh?

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, yup!

Bonnie Klatt said...

Ahhh, reflections on life in the north country. I remember them well.

Velma Bolyard said...

bonnie, it seems that not much changes, but it's not really true. less deep cold, more deer ticks

onesmallstitch said...

love the ice fishing picture, nothing like some excitement on Facebook. I can almost see my breath looking at the pictures.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, it did cause a furor, most people have never seen a buggy at an ice shack! no one i know has--and your breath would have made white clouds for sure. COLD.

Gwen Diehn said...

love this entry, Velma! I have a thing about ice fishing huts, spent a lot of time in New Hampshire at my son's one winter drawing them and yearning to live up there where they are so commonplace. But your Amish hut-- lovely!

Mo Crow said...

that's real cold!

Velma Bolyard said...

gwen, i'm glad you drew them. i keep seeing that hut but the buggy only once. this is a pretty kind river, only two shacks in this stretch of the river.
mc, the cold has entered my bones this winter it seems.

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