A wintery ice storm scene.
"I WONDER IF THE SNOW LOVES THE TREES AND FIELDS THAT IT KISSES THEM SO GENTLY?”
“And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"
- Lewis Carroll
This quote by Lewis Carroll is something. It speaks of winter’s longevity. It alludes to rejuvenation, for by the time summer has arrived spring has already passed. And with it, brought new life nurtured by the warmth of the sun which will come to a close with the autumnal equinox.
This photograph, which I reinterpreted today, captures the beauty of the ice storm which hit Central and Eastern Canada in December 2013. I remember how icy the hill was. So icy in fact, I crouched down in a squat, hugged my camera to my stomach, and used my other hand to keep myself upright as I slid down a hill of ice to reach a point where I could photograph this scene.
It ended being a lot harder to climb back up the hill! But well worth the effort.