Spring Is Hastening in Hastings

We are staying in a cabin outside of Hastings, Ontario, where spring is ready to burst at the seams.  Ice and snow are melting on gravel roads, causing them to ooze with mud. We also witnessed ice floes ~surface ice that had broken free~grind over buoys on Rice Lake. (No photos of that, drat!)

The frozen morning puddles, and last year’s leaves and branches melding with the mud, mesmerize me. The trees add subtle, soft-edged shadows into the visual mix.

The broken branch has formed a skeletal image in the mud.

Melding leaves

Leaf and Twig


Circular Ridges

Deep center

Undulating edges

I kept marveling, as I was snapping picture after picture, that there was so much beauty in such a short distance from the cabin. And every one of us, in this magnificent home called Earth, is provided with a myriad of ways to experience beauty.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.      ~ Rachel Carson

Joy is the best makeup.     ~ Anne Lamott


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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2 Responses to Spring Is Hastening in Hastings

  1. At first I saw the title, Hastings…we have a Hastings NE, and got very excited that you finally made it here. Then I saw it was in Ontario.

    The pictures are gorgeous, I would love to be there with you now. Love the last quote as well!

    So why does this make me feel like crying? “Everything must change, nothing stays the same”… a song lyric.

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