Thursday, April 19, 2012

Losing the view

North of Carolyn's cabin
 Suddenly, the trees are leafing out, and I am losing the views through the forest. Today’s first photo was taken at the cabin this morning and looking to the north. I have already lost a view of the pond on the far side of the distant trees. Yes, there is a pond back there.

The sprouting understory is hiding a view of a dirt road and several large trees that have rested on the forest floor for some years now. In another several days or perhaps a week, the tree canopy will be so full that I won’t be able to see the sky.

My view to the western mountains was gone last night when I got home to the cabin. Oh, I can still see a broken outline of it, but that’s mostly because I know where to look. Ah, winter, where were you? Summer, you’ve come too soon.

The good news for me is that I had a bit of rain yesterday. Not enough to get truly excited about, but when the rivers are already down 75% from where they should be at this time of year, even .1 inch is noteworthy.

Last evening near sunset, ahead of the rain but after the sky was already overcast, I was returning to the cabin when the sky turned the shade of a spring rose in bloom. I was hoping to reach someplace where the foreground would be reasonably interesting before I took a photo, but when the color started to fade, I simply stopped along the road where I was and took a shot of it. Color like that shouldn’t be forgotten, even if the foreground is forgettable.

Lisburn Rd. near Wellsville, Warrington Township, York  County, Pennsylvania


Angie said...


Nance said...

color to capture . . .for sure. I like this pic!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Having been brought up in the flat and relatively treeless country around here I would miss my wide-open skies, much as I love trees and vegetation. Have a good weekend.

Carolyn H said...

John: Even though I was brought up in this hilly land, the closeness of summer's foliage is a bit too much for me. But such is life!

Carolyn H said...

Nance and Angie: Thanks!

Scott said...

Spring rose...perfect!