Our snow storm two days ago is a prelude to what is to come. Father Winter has sent an advance guard to let us know what we can expect when winter finally settles it. It could be gone next week because during this advent season things come and go.
On the day I made this photograph, the leaves and last seasons lily pads were suspended in the ice...their season of waiting has begun as well. It is the time to practice patience which, as a contemplative photographer, I find a necessary skill to hone.
|advent - arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); coming
I think there really should be 8 rather than 4 seasons, to allow room for these advent times. Winter here in Maine is a momentous time but right now we are just waiting for it to fully arrive.