Cottonwood, red willows and mountain snows, the latter making for a good start to winter. The earth and sky inseparable. The cottonwood leaves, touched by the breeze, grace the ground and gild the red willows, that line the acequia, like ornaments. In spring the ancient irrigation channels will deliver the snow melt, rushing from the mountains, to the fields and trees in the valley. As winter takes a deeper hold, the pace slows, the days grow shorter and life retreats within, for what the Irish writer John O’Donohue refers to as “spring secretly at work within the heart of winter” of restoration and rejuvenation. Thanks for looking. G
4 thoughts on “Cottonwood, Red Willows, Mountain Snow”
Magically artistic, like a fine art painting.
Thank you Sandy. It’s been fun to watch its progress through fall. G
I really like all the different layers at work in this image and the yellow of the cottonwood leaves makes it pop just the right amount.
Thanks Ron. We’ve made frequent stops here for the last few weeks and over the last three or four years. G