Turkey Tracks: December 9, 2020
Maine Is So Pretty
I haven’t been out of Camden in over a month now.
So, Monday I undertook an errand in Damariscotta, which is about 45 minutes south of Camden.
We had been blessed with our first real snow and some, finally, cold weather. (It has been very warm this November.) It was good to be out on the highway and seeing how pretty Maine is, period, but with a new fall of snow, it is just beautiful.
Marsha Smith sent me these pictures taken by her son and grandson as they repaired a hiking shelter up on Ragged mountain. I’ve been meaning to put these pics on the blog, so today is the day.
That’s the bay out in the distance.
Maine in winter just has the most gorgeous colors due to the winter light. In these pics we get pastels. But in winter we also get fiery sunsets and dawns. And long lavender shadows on the snow when the sun is so low in the sky as it is now. And cobalt blue light at dusk that turns the world blue. And marmalade orange on tree trunks when the sun rises. I could go on. I could move to the starry cold nights where the full moon is so big you feel like you can reach up and touch it. But I will leave you with my joy about winter.
Solstice is coming, and them we start to climb uphill to longer and warmer days and all the lush green growth of summer.
I love our seasons, and I love being close to them, so I see most of the small, beautiful daily changes.