I gotta carry a camera

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

The area of Vermont in which I live is full of hills and valleys. The roads wind up and down and vistas will pop into view and then disappear again. This morning we left the house through a fresh snowfall, and I wish I’d had a camera with me. Coming down the hill the branches curved over the road, coated with dry fluffy snow. ¬†Around a corner bright blue sky contrasts with the branches and then as we drop a few more feet the contrast changes as we see the valley in shadow behind the white branches.

When we hit the valley floor the river was partially frozen with paths of clear but also very still water through the snow covered ice. The sun was mostly hidden behind cloud and the water picked up the light and didn’t sparkle like it might when the sun bounces off the water in the summer, rather the water glowed gold. Pools and ribbons of glowing water against the snow and ice.

Man I wish I had my camera with me this morning.

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Cheryl Lewis March 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Snow is pretty for the first couple of storms, but right about now I’m ready to say “I give up.” Thinking living is Vermont isn’t what it used to be, must be getting old, ready to move south.

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KarenB February 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

I almost never remember to take a camera with me or even remember that my phone has one. It sounds absolutely lovely though!

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Skye February 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Wasn’t it Vermont where Maxfield Parrish first developed the wonderful colors he used in the majority of his paintings? Especially that incredible blue sky.

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Kate George February 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I do believe you are correct, Skye!

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Sue Schlabach February 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Pure magic this morning, I agree! I put my coat over my jammies and took a few dozen photos, and then my husband needed to take the camera to work so I was cut short of taking a gazillion more. It was amazing!!!

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Judy, Judy, Judy February 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I wish you did, too. I like to look at snow other places than where I am.

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