As I've mentioned to several of you, it isn't always possible to walk and post on Wednesday. Sometimes, and this is one of them, I have to do my special walk beforehand. Today's was walked Saturday. Hope you aren't too disappointed. ( Don't think that means I don't walk Wednesday too, I do.)
Today's walk is special to me, more of an amble, less of a walk. It's already way too late to have pictures like these. This has been such a funny year. It was cold, quite cold, early in October. Then came November and unseasonably warm temps mixed with sudden drops. There isn't any real snow on the ground. That's what makes this walk special. Soon, everything will be covered, white. The pond froze quickly, when it finally did. Almost as I watched. Over the course of a few days, the ice crept over it. The wind pushed the ice flow towards the spillway forming lines and folds. Amazing stuff. To give you an idea how fast this was, the pond is over 5 acres. It kept it's clarity because there wasn't any snow fall during that time, nothing to cloud it. Just the sky to reflect the most amazing colors. I walked at the shoreline and was surprised to see frogs swimming away from me under the ice. And, fish. Like a peep hole into another world.
No, that is not a fire on the island. Though it may be a mystical burning bush. Light is amazing.
Then back to work cutting balsam.