Winter Bones


Painter Andrew Wyeth  says “I prefer winter…when you feel the bone structure in the landscape–the loneliness of it–the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath –the whole story doesn’t show.”  I snapped this photo before the last blizzard. It captures the many nuances of the word “bones”.  We speak of the ‘bones of the landscape’ and we’re talking about the structure that frames and creates a space and/or directs our attention. The trees and the snow drift both frame and direct our eyes to the special headstone in the cemetery above. When spring returns, this view won’t be visible from the church below.

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