Saturday, November 12, 2011

Photo Essay: Tinker Nature Park

Weather Report: Cloudy, 40°F, 68% Humidity, Winds: SSW @ 15 mph; feels like 36°F.

This morning Anne and I headed out to the Tinker Nature Center in the town of Henrietta, New York, about 20 minutes outside of our River City. The weather was unseasonably warm, and as we are anticipating another cool down in a few days, we thought it a good time to take advantage of the opportunity to get out and snowshoe.

It had not registered for me just how grey the morning actually was until I downloaded the photos from the camera. Despite what some might see as a "depressing" color scheme, I think the contrast between the grey skies and brown and green flora makes for some beautiful looks at the duality of our winter nature-scape: cold and bleak, yet life goes on...

I've selected an excerpt from a piece by English novelist Charles Kingsley to provide as a narration, of sorts, for this photo essay.

"Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,"

The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,

Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay--
hen leaps in spring to his returning kisses."~Charles Kingsley

1 comment:

Sandy Carlson said...

I like these photos. There is an end-of-winter grey that is unlike the dead-of-winter variety. I think it's that March Soup in the Sky grey that comes with pansies, mud, and more and more light.