Snow Slammed

Snow Slammed Birch

Snow Slammed Β© 2010 Bo Mackison

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I did tramp through the heavy snow, eighteen inches deep in the drifts, and in below zero weather, the air cold enough to turn my exposed fingers to stone, to keep my own appointment with my favorite tree in the yard, the paper birch.

Mr. Thoreau and I agree — a tree is a most delightful acquaintance.

 

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.

Comments

  1. That photo would be well worth it!

  2. We haven’t had any snow..and I’m missing it!! Beautiful image. Love the clear blue cold winter skies against that white snow!!!

  3. Angie Willis says:

    What a lovely image. I’m not surprised this is your favourite tree with that wonderful bark.

  4. oneshotbeyond says:

    Love this shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Gret texture and color contrasts. Also, it looks like skiing weather to me. πŸ™‚

  6. Paper birch. The name alone makes me love this tree. Your photo speaks to me deeply, as did your final post on the Calm Space. You are a blessing.

  7. That was some snowstorm, too. Love your birch tree shot. Thank you for slogging through the snow to get it. πŸ™‚

  8. Love the title and the birch tree and snow perspective! πŸ™‚

  9. I love the perspective on this one. Great title, too.

    I’m with you and Mr. Thoreau. It’s worth tramping through the snow to spend some time with a tree.

  10. Deann Reese says:

    I love the perspective on this one. Great title, too. I’m with you and Mr. Thoreau. It’s worth tramping through the snow to spend some time with a tree.

  11. Very pretty!

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