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

6 comments:

Angie said...

Beautiful!

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!