There area a great many beautiful places in the world and I feel very blessed to have lived in two of them. I will always be partial to my home landscape, rough mountains covered in ancient ents that dive into the sea. Winter brings a still calm to the fields and forests of Maine that is hard to ignore.
The light gets a blank canvas to show off its simple beauty. Like the sunset on a corn field, through velvet sumac.
For me, the snow helps to render the creations of man much more palatable. The combination of structure, snow and moon make it hard not to feel the magic of the ‘White Christmas’ experience.
I will always prefer country to town but it is good to see a glimpse of that raw elegance in the land of man as the moon peaks out from the sunset.
“Satisfactory,”as my dad would say.
Happy holidays from the frozen north. Be well and stay warm!