Monday, January 26, 2015
Waiting for the Blizzard
It has been snowing lightly all day, and very windy. Three inches or so is just a preview of what is to come. Late in the afternoon, I was sitting at the dining room table, and looked out at the herb garden. I was immediately taken by the delicate shapes of these plants. Back in 1962 when I was an R.I.T. student I did a photo essay on winter for the student newspaper. I found a poem by South African poet Roy Campbell, and used it for the text of my photo essay. It began:
"I love to see, when leaves depart,
The clear anatomy arrive,
Winter, the paragon of art,
That kills all forms of life and feeling
Save what is pure and will survive."
I thought of these words today, when taking this photograph.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:38 PM