Walking the Dirt Road….Again!


dirt road winterHow many times have I mentioned walking the dirt road that is just beyond our house?  No matter what the season, I love its curving up and downess, the sound of close by water lapping against the rocks, the peacefulness.  In winter, when all is white, walking the road takes on new dimension.

dirt road winterIt is closed to traffic except that generated by two and four footed creatures!

dirt road winterHere and there is evidence that people have gone before

winterand a neighbor’s cottage hidden by trees in other seasons is visible.

winter Objects otherwise unnoticed stand out against the icy whiteness.

winterA browned leaf falls gently on the path and is locked in place.

winterRocks, sites of summer picnics, are buried beneath the snow and the view  to the bay unobstructed as no boats remain in the harbor.

winterBranches creak with their snowy weight

winterand snow melt works hard to find a way through the ice to the sea.

All around me is robed in white.  My breath is frosty, fingers and toes are cold.  Even my camera feels frozen in my hand so it must be time to trek back home for the steaming warmth of hot chocolate.  This Texas girl loves a bit of Maine winter each year, but I think I’m glad it’s only a bit.

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38 thoughts on “Walking the Dirt Road….Again!

  1. Having traveled these paths in other seasons it was special seeing them in the winter through your eyes.

  2. Marvelous and Beautiful………..thank you for sharing.

  3. A glove tree ! I did not knew they grew in snowy climates like shoe trees.

    1. Yes, and they don’t take much water. Looks like subject for a cartoon!

  4. What wonderful wonder land filled with such snowy beauty. I loved the one of the leaf.

    1. Right now, it is, indeed, a wonderland!

  5. Hello…I’m visiting your blog for the first time, via Pink Saturday. I enjoyed your post. Your photos are beautiful. Happy New Year to you!

    1. Thank you for stopping by with your kind comment. I hope you will come again.

  6. Beautiful pass, and it’s just beyond your house! Love the brown leaf photo.

  7. Henriques Jeanne January 4, 2013 — 7:55 pm

    Love your dirt road Linda! 🙂 xx

    Sent from my iPhone

    Jeanne Henriques

    1. It won’t be long until you are enjoying your own!

  8. I love the snow
    Happy Pink Saturday!!
    And a blessed 2013…I know God has good things for us this year..stop by “My Sweet Prairie Home” and take a look around…

  9. We’ve been to Maine in the summertime and winter looks lovely in photos (a little too cold in reality though) …I’ll stay with enjoying the photos LOL 🙂

  10. Your pics of the snowy landscape just make me want to be walking that path with you. I love your dirt road!! How lucky you are to enjoy all that frosty beauty.

  11. Wish you were here to walk with me that path. We’re expecting a January thaw and I’ll brave the elements and that beautiful walk this week.

  12. It is always interesting what you notice when the world around you is coated in white.

  13. It is breathtaking and beautiful! For someone like me who loves snow, and hasn’t had any this season, this is a wonderful visual escape. Thanks 🙂

  14. This is the kind of beauty that can only be seen when traveling by foot! You become totally immersed in it all and you notice things that would otherwise disappear or seem unimportant. If you are dressed in warm clothing and wear good boots/shoes that keep out the cold and wet, this kind of walk is SO much fun and so informative!

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  16. A beautiful walk so well documented. Hot chocolate sounds good. Enjoy Maine.

  17. Thanks for sharing all the snowy beauty. This southern gal doesn’t see much snow but I did see a bit this year. Your pictures are incredibly beautiful, thanks for sharing,
    Ginger

  18. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful snow filled photos as it starts snowing outside my own window 🙂 Have a great New Year!!!!!!!

  19. How lovely and pristine! There is true beauty in winter.
    Lisa

    1. You are right about the beauty of the season, and I’m glad to get a taste of it.

  20. What a great ppost, I was transported..Loved it. Thanks..Time for a walk myself. HPS Sunny

  21. Gorgeous! Looks like a painting.

  22. Oh wow! What a winter wonderland! Beautiful view but it looks really cold. Thanks for sharing! I am glad you were able to salvage your daughter’s Polish pottery. I can’t imagine disposing them. Happy new Year!…Christine

  23. Outstanding photography! Loved the comentary along with it, too. This is a beautiful winter post & very well done!!!
    I’m visiting from The Tablescaper’s Seasonal Sunday.
    Warm Hugs,
    Rett

    1. Thanks for your visit and very kind words. Do come again.

  24. oh poop…I meant to correct that misspelled word & I hit post too quickly. It is supposed to be spelled “commentary”. :/

  25. So beautiful…it looks REALLY cold however to this Southern girl…I am pretty much of a winter wimp but I love seeing your gorgeous photos of all that winter white…everything looks so serene and perfect…
    Jenna

    1. 10 days is about all the winter I need. I love the snow when it is fresh and new, but when it dirties and starts to melt, it’s not my favorite.

  26. Beautiful photographs! Made me cold, brrrrr! I can’t take too much cold, though it is nice when you are inside with a hot cup of coffee by the fire. 🙂
    Thanks so much for visiting me!
    Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!
    Cindy

  27. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  28. I definitely think it would be great to “visit” snow but don’t think I want to live in it. I’m a warm weather girl from the South. 🙂 Best wishes, Tammy

  29. Lulu,

    Thanks for coming by and for your comment. Your photos are wonderful. I particularly like the oak leaf in the snow. Hope that you have a great week.

    Yael

  30. Lulu, it is so gorgeous! Thank you for the photographs. The way you captured a leaf, a post, and that deep snowy pathway, as well as the emptiness of the bay harbor. Beautiful!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the walk. There’s always something to see on the dirt road.

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