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Old Feb 25, 2013, 7:30 PM   #1
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 7:26 AM   #2
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Just looking at this makes me feel cold.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 7:35 AM   #3
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Just looking at this makes me feel cold.
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cold and empty is the feeling the sky and distant trees covered in snow gives me, I kinda like the vastness of it though. I'll quote Robert Frost as his farm is but a few miles as the crow flies from where this was shot.

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A Winter Eden

A winter garden in an alder swamp,
Where conies now come out to sun and romp,
As near a paradise as it can be
And not melt snow or start a dormant tree.

It lifts existence on a plane of snow
One level higher than the earth below,
One level nearer heaven overhead,
And last year's berries shining scarlet red.

It lifts a gaunt luxuriating beast
Where he can stretch and hold his highest feat
On some wild apple tree's young tender bark,
What well may prove the year's high girdle mark.

So near to paradise all pairing ends:
Here loveless birds now flock as winter friends,
Content with bud-inspecting. They presume
To say which buds are leaf and which are bloom.

A feather-hammer gives a double knock.
This Eden day is done at two o'clock.
An hour of winter day might seem too short
To make it worth life's while to wake and sport.
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Racewam,

I actually thought about "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening." as I viewed your photo.
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Racewam,

I actually thought about "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening." as I viewed your photo.
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Selvin, that is my favorite from Frost but this shot invoked the lines

"It lifts existence on a plane of snow
One level higher than the earth below,
One level nearer heaven overhead,"


and

"It lifts a gaunt luxuriating beast
Where he can stretch and hold his highest feat
On some wild apple tree's young tender bark,
What well may prove the year's high girdle mark."

the luxuriating beast is the vast expanse of the snow, the blanket on the field and on the trees soft and cold
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I really love the look of a freshly fallen snow draping the trees in a forest.

You captured it well.
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