A Superior Meditation

1-5-13 In the afternoon sunshine and  30F temps, the outer layer breaks up to reveal icy azure.

1-5-13 In the afternoon sunshine and 30F temps, the outer layer breaks up to reveal icy azure.

 

Toward the park, 1-5-13 calm afternoon

Toward the park, 1-5-13 calm afternoon

Okay, these pictures got out of order. The top two are from 1/5/13 and the bottom 3 are earlier. It looks like this little icy “mountain range is here to stay, but it has moved toward shore a bit.

When asked if I have beach to hang out on, I answer, “sometimes.” Because sometimes I have a sandy beach. Sometimes I have a stony beach. Sometimes water comes all the way up to – or even over –  the edge of the stairs at the bottom of the bluff.  Right now its icy right up to the lower stairs. There is a certain amount of snow and ice at the edge of the lake that appears to achieved permanence for this winter. Beyond that is another fifty yards of ever-changing iciness. Yesterday the lake was quiet and the ice and snow reached waaaaaaay out. There were even a couple of snow-covered ice floes further out. Today the lake was wavy and only the crust at the edge of the beach holds its snow.  I never tire of looking at it, marveling at this force of nature,  the ever-changing Gitchee Gumi.!

Update on what kind of beach we have (1/5/13). Between slightly warmer temperatures (25-30F) and some dry wind, snow has been lost and I can see SAND on the beach. Whoo-hoo! If only I could count on it being there next August when the water is warm enough for swimming. Whatever…it’s all good here at Camp Artemisia.

Freezing calm

Freezing calm

What waves will do

What waves will do

And a couple of days later, the ice is back with a second row of spray humps

And a couple of days later, the ice is back with a second row of spray humps

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4 responses to “A Superior Meditation

  1. How beautiful and serene!!!

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