Frosty Mornings, the Gelid World

January 5, 2014

January morning at Green Lake

January morning at Green Lake

“How glorious the perfect stillness and peace of the winter landscape.”
—  Henry David Thoreau, from Winter:  The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 8, December 31, 1854

Path through the frosty grass, Green Lake

Path through the frosty grass, Green Lake

“We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day.  We must make root, send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day. . . . Staying in the house breeds a sort of insanity always.”
—  Henry David Thoreau, from Winter:  The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 8, December 29, 1856

I took Thoreau’s advice and walked around Green Lake on this frosty January morning.  It was crisp and clear.  I saw three great blue herons, a bald eagle perched in a tree, honking Canada geese, foraging ducks, and other Seattleites out to enjoy the fresh air.

Joggers at Green Lake

Joggers at Green Lake

Fishing from the dock, bundled up, enjoying the natural world

Fishing from the dock, bundled up, enjoying the natural world

One of three great blue herons (notice the frosty back feathers)

One of three great blue herons (notice the frosty back feathers)

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7 Responses to “Frosty Mornings, the Gelid World”

  1. Chris Says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Lorrie Says:

    I am inspired by your photos and thoughtfulness.
    I would like to ask your permission to occasionally use one of your photos at my workplace. It is a non-profit assisted living/ nursing care center, with electronic display frames in the elevators. When there aren’t many announcements, I like to put in lovely photos. Would that be okay by you?


  3. Sound guidance, Rosemary. Very nice photos too.

  4. shoreacres Says:

    These photos, and the ones in today’s post, are simply lovely – so delicate. It’s quite wonderful, what nature can do to ease even the harshest of conditions.


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