What is Not in the Photo …
“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.” ~Mignon McLaughlin
There are some things that can not be shared in a photo. For instance, trying to show what 30 degrees below zero is like in the snowy northern Minnesota woods. Almost every picture I have taken during this constantly below zero winter looks the same as when the temperature is above zero.
I have not found a way to share the dead night silence, the snow sounds under your boots, the groaning and moaning lake ice, the sap-pockets popping within the trees, that first gulp of frozen air in your lungs, the creak of everything man-made, the bite of the cold on your face … the weight of frigid cold. However, it looks like I am going to have many more days of arctic weather to try.
These pictures are the closest I have gotten to share the cold … so far … A very cold sunrise with a little frozen fog/ice crystals in the air.
Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater