Friday, January 12, 2007

Winter


I truly dislike winter.

I hate being cold. I hate low light levels. I hate snow. I hate seeming to live in constant artificial light both at work and at home. I dislike driving in snow and ice and having to scrape it off my car, both in the morning and sometimes when I come out from work again in the evening. I dislike wearing heavy winter coats and scarves and mittens and boots.

So I've immersed myself in summer, at least visually. This road goes off into the woods from the bottom of my driveway. It is a rough road leading far into the country, branching off to Three Island Pond, Moon Pond and Half Moon Pond as well as some country cabins. Its a walkable road, if you wear boots for wet spots, and driving is only for all terrain vehicles or snowmobiles in winter. But each summer as I come home, I face this view as the last thing I see before I turn into my driveway. It always pleases me. And on days like the one this image was taken, heat and the smell of kicked up dust as I walk invites me to go further.

5 comments:

Billie Crain said...

i dislike winter as much if not more than you. i detest shoveling the stuff and the boots, gloves and hat thing is for the birds. i usually get out pictures of my gardens when i'm coming down with cabin fever. it helps........

Jeanette Jobson said...

Good idea Billie. I think I'll have to tackle a drawing of a flower. Something I have rarely done. Another hurdle to cross. :o)

Mary said...

Jeanette the photograph of the cahir in the snow is incredibly beautiful but I couldn't imagine mysel either living under those conditions.

Katherine said...

Jeanette - I watched "The Shipping News" at the weekend - gave me a whole new perspective on Newfoundland weather!

Your track looks lovely! I definitely agree that the best thing to do in winter is stare at photos of summer. Your head goes right back to the smells and sounds - we could even get quite Proustian about it!

Jeanette Jobson said...

The Shipping News did pitch a rather grim picture of Newfoundland - it really isn't like that at all. Well the weather is sometimes. Kevin Spacey classed the seasons here as Summer, Fall, Winter and Misery. That about sums up spring here :o)