Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 37: A winter mountain

Day 37: A winter mountain, originally uploaded by susanvg.

This is not a mountain range. Newfallen snow is so white and clean, but even in a small town it gets moved into mountains after a fall. Here in a parking lot a snow mountain has grown, pushed up not by volcanic forces, but by plows. The temperature and sun change the texture which looks, in places, almost coral-like.

Living with seasonal change, there are so many ephemeral things - mountains that grow and melt, leaves that go through their cycle. It is the same from year to year - and yet always different. It is this ever-changing landscape that demands its moment of attention - even if it is just dirty snow!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering if that was dirty snow! It almost looked like a lunar landscape with all of the craters!