Friday, July 22, 2011

Harsh - January 29, 2009

Weather conditions can quickly change. This is the scene five days after the picture I posted yesterday. Everything has a thick coating of ice. Snow is accumulating atop the ice and adding its weight to the load. When I see this photo it’s the sound of falling trees that I remember. First would be the gunshot like pop as a branch in the top of a tree would break. After a couple seconds of silence there would be a crash like a crystal chandelier hitting the floor. This went on for hours. So many branches fell that I was beginning to wonder if there would be a woods left. Thoughts of how much winter work I would accomplish were replaced with concerns over how much additional work the ice damage was going to cause.

NOTE: I’m away on a ten day excursion and have left the computer behind. So as not to have a ten day gap in posts, I’ve selected some of my favorite pictures from my pre-blogging days and set them up to automatically post one each day until I return. They may not be the best photo quality, but each identifies something of significance to me and to Blue Jay Barrens. I’ll continue my practice of current posts on July 27, 2011.


  1. It's hard to remember ice on the trees when it is this hot outside!

  2. On the other hand, it's quite pleasant to imagine sitting in those woods when it's this hot outside. I'm practically shivering now!