Where are the Snows of Yesteryear?

Or, what a difference a season makes!

Here is a rock-ribbed ledge outside a friend’s house in Lee way back last January:

and here is the same ledge (check out the rock contours) now in July:

Isn’t Ma Nature amazing?

There is a season to everything under the sun — and they change so quickly — so REJOICE in the wonders of today!

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9 Responses to Where are the Snows of Yesteryear?

  1. barb19 says:

    Mother Nature is incredible – she never ceases to amaze me! There is beauty in everything we see.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Hard sometimes in the winter to remember it — but the snow is also beautiful!
      Beauty all around —
      Have a great day, or night, or whatever you’re up to when you read this, Barb!

  2. Pauline says:

    One of the joys of living in a four season environment is that you don’t have time to get bored looking at any particular landscape because it changes so quickly. I was just thinking on my daily bicycle ride how the flowers in the first meadow I pass have gone from apple blossoms and coltsfoot to daisies and black-eyed susans to chicory and Queen Anne’s lace in just a few weeks. Next spring I think I’ll try documenting the flowers that grow just in that one spot – if I can remember to, that is.

  3. Pauline says:

    That would do it – then you just have to remember to remind me 😉

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Just written down in Future Planning for 2012, February: Remind Pauline, photograph meadow flowers in sequence.
      Most important thing actually: we have to make it to spring 2012! Then the Franklin Planner will stand by us. Let’s bend every effort — 😀

  4. Stef says:

    Wow, *what* a difference just 6 months can make. Intellectually I “know” this, but to see it displayed so dramatically in nature helps me actually feel it, *really* ‘know’ it.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      I hope it’s clear that the rocks are the same!!!!
      This is a ledge by the driveway up to my hairdresser’s house. It always strikes me as dramatic — because the rocks are BIG — and I suddenly thought
      exactly like you, Look what a difference, six months, winter to summer! So I snapped it —

      Dunno what you’ll make of this, though: sometimes when I’d drive around the beautiful Berkshires in summer, I’d find myself thinking, Ah, but soon it’ll be November — the trees will be bare — then snow covered for the long winter — And I’d be seeing kind of a double exposure, both the abundance and the barrenness. Usually then I’d mentally shake myself (kind of like a dog) and say, Hey, Zen, cut it out. And I’d try just to be present. Weird, eh?

      • Stef says:

        Not “weird” so much as “human” – so often we seem to want what we don’t have, and push away what is right in front of us… 🙂 But at least you are aware, and are working to stay present. That’s beautiful!

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