Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories . . ."
--Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember

Monday, January 30, 2006

"A fine, mild May evening. What a beautiful world, except for the people in it. Still one must find a way of dealing with them."
~ Joseph Goebbels (1941)
(i know it's a long way from may, but i found this quote on riley dog and just had to use it).

Sunday, January 29, 2006

"It is winter. Cousin Jerry was lying in the snow making snow angels. Along came the snowplow. Now Cousin Jerry is making REAL angels."
--The Red and Green Show

Saturday, January 28, 2006

"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for the winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. And also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"
--Fry in Futurama

Friday, January 27, 2006

"I've discovered a delightful thing about winter in New York. When a bum throws up on you, you can chip it off."
-- Richard in Caroline in the City

Thursday, January 26, 2006

"Cliff, sharpen up your ice skates it's gonna be a long winter."
--J.R. on Dallas

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me."
-- Charles Baudelaire

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month . . ."
-- Sidonie Gabrielle

Monday, January 23, 2006

"A warm January; a cold May."
--Welsh Proverb

Sunday, January 22, 2006

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows."
--William Shakespeare

Saturday, January 21, 2006

"There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues."
- Hal Borland

Friday, January 20, 2006

"And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms. . . . For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face, and the whole country, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage hue."
--William Bradford

Thursday, January 19, 2006

"I was staring out the window one day at the Connecticut countryside, the lake frozen, the birds walking on the ice, air clear and frosty. I thought about how precious are times when the farmer lets the field lie fallow, when the time comes for reflection and rest, for hibernation."
--Judy Collins

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"If we're treading on thin ice
Then we might as well dance"
--Jesse Winchester

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"While yet it is cold January, and snow and ice are thick and solid, the prudent landlord comes from the village to get ice to cool his summer drink; impressively, even pathetically, wise, to foresee the heat and thirst of July now in January,—wearing a thick coat and mittens! when so many things are not provided for. It may be that he lays up no treasures in this world which will cool his summer drink in the next."
-- Henry David Thoreau

Monday, January 16, 2006

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball."
-- Doug Larson

Sunday, January 15, 2006

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."
--Carl Reiner

Saturday, January 14, 2006

"Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"
--Maya Angelou

Friday, January 13, 2006

"Lo. sifted through the winds that blow, Down comes the soft and silent snow, White petals from the flowers that grow In the cold atmosphere."
-- George W. Bungay

Thursday, January 12, 2006

"Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though. He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow."
--Robert Frost

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone, snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago."
-- Christina Rossetti

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"Every winter, when the great sun has turned his face away, the earth goes down into a vale of grief, and fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, leaving her wedding-garlands to decay ..."
Charles Kingsley

Monday, January 09, 2006

"Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, January 08, 2006

"Turn down the noise. Reduce the speed. Be like the
somnolent bears, or those other animals that slow
down and almost die in the cold season. Let it be
the way it is. The magic is there in its power."
- Henry Mitchell

Saturday, January 07, 2006

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow
to keep an appointment with a beech-tree,
or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines."
- Henry David Thoreau

Friday, January 06, 2006

"Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer."
~Plutarch, Moralia

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Middle Pond

my walk this day began and ended at middle pond. i started out at 8:30 am and finished up around 3-3:30 . . . this is the afternoon shot. i covered nearly 5 miles of hiking, the first mile of it UP the mountain. i was tired but loved every minute of it. all day and i only saw two snowmobilers, otherwise only the sites and sounds of Bear Spring.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

above Middle Pond

snow. ice. fog.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Snow on Bear Spring Mountain

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape -- the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
--Andrew Wyeth

Monday, January 02, 2006

Middle Pond

as much as i hate the day-to-day humdrum of living in winter . . . i can't deny it has its magical moments.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Trout Brook Ice

when a child points a finger and shouts "look! here! look at this!" . . . that's what photography is for me.