Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This is the view from our back door window this morning. The reddish blob slightly to the left is our shed and the skinny dark blob, foreground right, is a maple tree where we have three bird feeders. The undulating, solid dark shapes in the back are the woods behind our house.
At the moment ice and rain, combined with freezing temps, encrust every surface. All the windows on the back of our house are covered with a wavy, nobby ice covering making it nigh on impossible to see outside. All you see are muted shapes. Not necessarily a bad way to look at the world every now and then. Gives us a different perspective.
Even the recent snow has a high gloss patina that has softened the hard edges to a soft peak stage. If the sun decides to make an appearance later on, we’ll need something stronger than sunglasses, maybe welding goggles to protect our eyes from all that glitters . . . is ice encrusted.
Thankfully I have nowhere to be today. I'll be working around the house and getting outside with my camera to take some more photos of this beautiful, if not somewhat eerie, landscape that is my backyard.