Weekly Photo Challenge: Between – 2

between now and then

Between Now and Then

I warned you I’d make this challenge say “winter”!

This is one of my favorite winter shots. And I have lots of ’em.

It shows a depth that hints at obstacles between me and the horizon and beckons me to long for the other side.

Crossing that cold divide, though, would require waiting for summer and knowing how to swim. Or it would require accessing a boat. Or crossing barbed wire fences not visible.

This peaceful obstacle between me and the future makes me say, “Oh, how lovely, the present!”

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Between – 2

  1. dressupforme says:

    What a lovely photo and I mean lovely in a sad way. I think I normally seem a bubbly person but I enjoy dready misty landscape photographs. This reflects very well, in my opinion, that sadness is peaceful and somewhat attractive.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Oh, welcome to my site! I am so glad you like the photo so much.
      What a different way of thinking about this scene! Thanks for your insightful comments!
      I love winter, myself, and find the quiet and rest satisfying and calming. I long for snow and the black lace of trees, so formal a coat for the earth, so calm, and still.
      Thanks again for stopping by! Come often. 🙂

  2. iamnotshe says:

    Pic is gorgeous! You are such a positive woman. I’m on a train with my iPhone. There was a train wreck. Hope it wasn’t a suicide. Metra gets that every Christmas at least once.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Oh, my Dear! What a thought! How horrible it must be to live with that! And what proof that Christmas, itself, is not enough!
      Thanks for your kind words about the photo. I do like it, and your liking it makes it even more special.
      You have such a high opinion of me–I hope I always live up to it. 😉

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Wow, Heidi! Thanks so much for this comment. I do love this scene and wish I could have such beauty every winter! I do manage to find the contentment every winter, which makes new resolutions so difficult! 😉

  3. Kate Kresse says:

    That is a lovely shot, I love the poetic symmetry. I really love the reflection of the trees in the water, too. Reminds me of the poem The First Snowfall. It starts out “The snow had begun in the gloaming, and busily all the night; had been heaping field and highway, with a darkness deep and white”. We learned that poem (longer than just those verses) by heart in 7th grade. I don’t remember the rest of the poem, just that part. But EVERY time it snows I say that little part of the poem.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Oh, I do like that poem, and wonder about the rest of it! Thanks for sharing that with us and for your enthusiasm about this shot. I like it, too. Hard to believe that pond nearly emptied this summer, isn’t it!

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