Wednesday, January 16, 2013

There and Back Again


The little branch (stream) behind the old cabin is a torrent....

The barnyard is a gaum (big mess).
 
And I'm heading out -- solo, so I can stop and take pictures whenever . . . 

All the branches are roaring ...

In the misty woods, pale beech leaves still hang on...

Twiggy calligraphy -- and a squirrel nest like a blot. . .
 
On Lower Brush Creek
 

Wet weather waterfalls 

Unsurprisingly, the river is up

Some roads are challenging . . .

 Good weather for geese . . .
 

Our own Wool Branch puts on a show. . .
 
 
 
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

All the rain is great for making the waterfall flow, but sure makes a mess out of other things.

Be careful out there!

PS: I see a little red square between the photos. I think a photo might be missing.

Alan Burnett said...

Great photographs - very atmospheric. Oh and how I love the phrase - "twiggy calligraphy". Keep dry my friend.

Thérèse said...

Once outside everything looks so messy but messy things are reality and beauty.

Martin said...

You've got the wet and now we have the cold. Roll on Spring!

Brian Miller said...

twiggy calligraphy...ha i like that.....its been pouring here....so much standing water on the road last night i had to be realy careful of planing....

KarenB said...

It must feel so good to be able to be out and about on your own! We've got ice coating all our trees today - pretty but treacherous!

And you've got Russian spam! Wonder if it tastes like American spam? ;-)

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

Great shots, and of course I appreciate how you were bundled and booted up to deal with the muck. Learned a new word...gaum. Definitely! I drove down to Asheville in it last night, and back. I feel for folks commuting. Get out the oars.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Soggy. Hope you have a good pair of wellies.

Deanna said...

What a show it is! Great photos. Now, will you please send some of that wetness my way? The drought continues here in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

Among your best pictures ever. I love winter trees in the mist.

Lynne in GA

Darla said...

Fabulous photos! My favorite is the next to the last one ... I've saved a copy for a future meditative writing portal. :-) Thanks!

NCmountainwoman said...

French Broad East Fork is out of its banks in a few places here. And our little crick is also a torrent. It's kinda fun.

Star said...

Hmmm you have got a lot of water there Vicki. Good job you're high up. The countryside is always pretty no matter what time of the year it is.
Here we have lots of snow and minus temperatures this week.

dannie said...

I had to come over Black Mountain last night. The fog was terrible on top of the rain. I was so happy to cross Walnut Mountain and get home. We had to go back to the VA today and it was exciting to see how Laurel Creek was rolling like the Colorado River. Now brace for the snow.

Victoria said...

Love the photos, Vicki! It's been horribly cold here, but if you add up the amount of rain and snow we've gotten it doesn't come to much.

It's great that you're out on your own! :)

Blessings,

Victoria

Frances said...

Vicki, it's grand to see that you and your camera have been out on tour!

Aren't squirrels' nests funny? They often seem to be located in very odd places.

Winter set in here in NYC today after a transitional overnight bit of snow, sleet and rain. No accumulation of snow, but plenty of damp and chill.

Hats and gloves are now required. xo