It rained today. The wet drops mixed with the cool earth and cold snow piles to create a winter water land. Streams of water formed in unlikely places. It seemed that the water was busy moving along pushing itself to new locations. The weather was confusing to the surrounding nature. The trees were talking among themselves wondering if spring was here and if it was time to start making their pretty summer clothes. The discussion turned into an argument in which the tree population split. The older, wiser trees knowing it was just a cruel joke played by Mother Nature, figured out that soon the cold and snow would return with a vengeance. The younger, spry trees opting to ignore their elders choose to dream that spring was here and started planning their new attire for the summer. Nature never ceases to amaze if you stop and listen.
That’s a goodly amount of rain. You would need to wear gumboots to get about.
Gumboots? I’ll have to look that up. Thanks Gallivanta.
I was trying to remember the American word for them but I failed.
Rubber boots, rain boots, or galoshes are probably the most common terms here.
Thank you. How funny that we have so many words for this type of footwear.
Thanks! 🙂 So now I will call them gumboots. I like that better.
I like wet weathers~
It can be nice. 🙂
Simply stunning! 🙂 You are so talented!
You are too kind, Thanks.
Wow Seth you are great! Blue Bit and Full Color are my favorite! Your Personification of the tree’s is so true! I myself am looking forward to a new adventure this weekend with the temps in the 50’s it may prove to be great picture taking weather…You inspire me to take great pictures!
Glad I can inspire you. 🙂
You do! Work well done Seth!
Love the bleakness of that first picture. Reminds me of a moor.
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pictures don’t get better than this…
Thanks for the reblog. 🙂
my pleasure 🙂
Everything looks so bleek, some people find beauty in it…I do not. But great photo’s
Thank you, I think. 😉
exquisite. the first 5 photos make me think you’re working on a study for ‘waiting for godot’, strange, unearthly, solitary beauty.
Thanks Alexander. 🙂
You know I’m a sucker for a red barn! That one is beautiful AND well cared for!
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Yes, it does look familiar! I love your use of black and white… 🙂
Thanks John,. 🙂
I really love these. Being an artist, I can envision each one as an inspiration for a gorgeous painting. Thanks!
Thanks. You made my day. 🙂
These pictures are so beautiful and melancholic. Reminded me of these lines from The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot,
“APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”
Thanks and great poem.. but this is April weather in January! 🙂
I love “Red”. Such color in the middle of dark and dreary.
Split was the one this time.
Thanks. Glad you like split
All nice shots… I think I like the softer red barn better than the bright red one. Love the openness of it there…
Thank you Keli.
I love them all and especially “Full Color”…. very striking!
Love the red barn pictures and the green bits pic, too.
Your words always mesh with your photos but today they caught my attention more for some reason…maybe it is because we are also having very mild,rain days…it is 43F today, certainly not our normal winter weather…but back to your story…I enjoyed your humanization of the trees… the older, wiser trees understanding nature, while the non believing, younger, slightly arrogant trees have set themselves up for the possibility of having to return their summer attire! 🙂 This was fun to visualize…words don’t come easily to me…I appreciate the writings of those who make it feel effortless! FYI…it goes without saying the photos are wonderful!
Heather-Thanks. I don’t think of myself as one who writes well. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂
your welcome Seth…I think we have a tendency to be too hard on ourselves…your words compliment your photos well, as do the names you give your photos
Today it’s Red.
Incredible!! WOW!!! the story was great too!
Thank you. My words are no where near as good as yours though. You write wonderfully.
Thankyou! but I can never write stories though!!! You have a very unique viewpoint of life!!
I really like the work you done in the photo with the red barn … like this idea … in London for years now on some of their postcards … they done the same thing and colored only the true British in the photo, underground sign, red double deck bus, red mail box, the union jack and everything else in black and white – brilliant and it gives that depth to the photo.
Yes, I’ve seen some of those. I think it is a powerful concept. Thanks for your kind words.
Yes, it’s I found a free program online that I can do that with .. have played around with two photos – think I will do a bit more.
Never remember how to do it – Youtube has to help me out every time.
I like the split and hopscotch photos, and good talk of rain, nature. Where I live in the Pacific NW the rain is like an old friend. Nature sure dominates here (everywhere, ultimately)…Thanks for liking my posts, Seth.
Yes, the Pacific NW has a lot of rain but it is so beautiful there.
Indeed; home sweet home!
Nice post about nature. I like your writing about the conversation between the old and young trees and the red barn is an awsome picture. American barns are among my very favorite buildings. So different from the French barns of my childhood.
barns of my childhood.
I’ve been to the French countryside but I can’t remember the barns. I’ll have to look them up to remember what they look like. Thanks for your kind words.
the hues and lavender tones in “blue bit” took my breath away. and then the amazing color wheel contrast in “full color” (same day?) … what majesty. you live, don’t you. you really live.
Yes, they are the same day. Just minutes apart probably. In blue bit, I took out all color but blue.
I like your work! I also want to capture the unseen beauty of the everyday world. I’m following you now. Thanks for liking my post!
Thanks for the follow and thank you for the nice words.
Wonderful pics and words. I think I made the same mistake as the young trees. I thought winter was over but it is coming back with a vengeance this weekend.
Yeah, the weather is odd.
I like the way you wrote. No trsanslation needed. I must manage without googlöe transl<ator. I have safari in aq strange kinda weauy. Wish I could afford a new computer. There is trouble with explorer and mozilla and chrome.
Well, you wrote English well. 🙂 Thanks for your comments.
great photos, and I enjoyed them even more with the interpretation you provided. Nature is such a genuine, limitless source of inspiration. I used to hate on photography as an art medium, but I’m learning to discern the poetry of it. Keep it up and I’ll keep stopping by!
Thanks Donald glad you like this set. 🙂
I love your pictures and the vivid imagery that your words make me think of. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because I like your blog so much. Here is the link about it: http://legendsofwindemere.com/2013/01/12/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thanks. That’s really cool of you.
I like the way you gently set about drawing contemplative words from your images, in this case, the contrast and change within the seasonal calendar. And ‘Your Story’ really encourages others to do the same 🙂
That’s really kind of you. Thanks for the comments.
Love your pictures….very well done…
Thank you. 🙂
yup…..such beauty in simplicity, in starkness…..silence….thanks!
🙂 Thanks for your kind comment. 🙂
red barn really stands out in the dreary winter scene…love it.
Thanks! Y’all have barns like that down in South Florida?
Just lovely! And really well thought out. . . this post is a nice little journey, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks so much. 🙂 Glad you like them. I just hope I am not too silly with my words.
Not at all. I liked what you said, and you know my writing, I’d never be able to resist a line like “winter water land.” A pun well delivered is a beauty to behold. Don’t listen to those who say puns are the lowest kind of humor. Those people obviously know little of Shakespeare. 🙂
True. 🙂 Thanks!
RED barn! Love it!
Seth, I love the sky in these photos! And as always the the colour of the barn is gorgeous!
Yeah, it was just as the rain was ending so the sky was interesting. Thanks!
Ah, gumboots.. (read it in one of the comments, accidentally(?)) Reminds my of that child’s book I used to read (the title was/is Gumboots), nice book. I think gumboots mean rubber boots?? I think so.. o__oa
yes i agree. i think they do too.
Oooooh, the barn and how it stands out in “red” is especially amazing!
Thanks so much. P)