25 November 2016
Winter Colors in Vermont
The photograph above is taken just after 5 PM EDT from a stop along Route 7 in New Haven, Vermont. That afternoon bits of pink shone through spaces in the cloud cover. On the southeastern horizon I see over the field and farther winter sky colors I've painted many times. Alas, I have none of those paintings to post here. Since I was a child, sunrises and sunsets have been my go to landscapes. Yet, none hang on my own walls.
If you walk across that plowed field, then you will hear the crunch of frozen snow differently than the notes through the dry snowy grasses. Cold landscapes are about sound as much as they are about color, form, and space. And as if we need to give back, play a jam session with Nature, poetry rises out of such moments whether we write our heart words on paper or on memory.