Tag Archives: winter

A study in black and white, bowed and broken

December 30th, 2013 | 10 Comments »
After several more days of snow, our landscape is a study in black, white, and grey... Birch trees on the hillside: an arrangement in grey and black, minus Whistler's mother. with the occasional touch of green... Spruce trees in the lower field and yellow. A touch of yellow on a broken ash tree. So many trees are bowed... Oak, maple, ash and spruce lean dangerously over the driveway. or broken. That stump used to be the bottom of a Schubert cherry tree. The linden, a perfectly formed Platonic idea of


The dangerous beauty of ice

December 26th, 2013 | 8 Comments »
For the first time since I started writing this blog, a post is late, and by several days. Oh, well, it's the holidays, you may think. But no, for almost a year now, I've managed a timely entry despite holidays, vacations and intense pressures to come away from the computer and enjoy myself. So it's not Christmas that has delayed things, it's the weather. Until yesterday morning, December 25, we had no power. For 72 hours, Glen Villa was dark unless the sun was shining. We had no internet, so no