Winter Woodpiles

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© Andrea Petersen
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...Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of
his place, and he shall build .....Zechariah 6:12

Today we didn't see the sun
But the six inches of snow,
Tells us plainly winter has begun...
This is why the wood piles grow
And stack up high on our place!
There are seven now as of this date..
We are prepared just in case...
Spring weather arrives late...
Poetry by me, AJP

The first thing I saw, when I looked outside this morning was a poor hapless gray squirrel digging under the snow bank piled high on the bird feeder trying to find his breakfast underneath. The bird feeder is cleaned off now and the wildlife are back going about their daily business.

Update: Some of the snow has melted since I shot this picture on the 4th...Today
on the 12th, we are having rain and still no sun:)

22 responses

  • Kevin Sawyer

    Kevin Sawyer gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful! Nice poem too :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    A quintessential Winter scene!! My German mother-in-law would be proud of the neatly stacked firewood.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Dec 2011):

    Thank you for your comments...Donald, my mother-in-law who is no longer with us, was also German nationality and I am sure she would have been proud of her son for his neatly stacked wood piles..There must be a certain technique to stacking wood neatly that I have never learned...I felt sorry for my husband a few weeks ago when a wind storm knocked all the wood on the ground but he got it back up again...That's probably why he stays thin at 71 years old as there is lots of hard work involved in the whole process of cutting firewood , hauling it and then stacking it...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    this should be a postcard. love the combo and contrasts in this.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    BRRR!!! We have a fireplace this year and were really looking forward to using it but my father in law moved back in and has CPOD. Do you need some more wood? A wonderful winter scenic.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Beautifully captured....I am drawn to the contrast of beige/brown circular ends of the wood in comparison to the dark almost black negative space. I see an abstract shot in the making :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Dec 2011):

    Thank you all...and for your offer of wood, Regenia:)...but we have enough to last us over the winter and then some..We have lots of dead trees around our
    place that will need to be cut for future winters....

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    A very nice composition. I also like the treatment here (if any). The saturated color of the chops contrasting the woods in the background.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Dec 2011):

    Thank you Francesco...The only treatment I gave it was to use a UV filter over my lens and traced around the woodpile to use the unsharp mask filter in photo shop to give it a little more definition and contrast from the snow and the trees behind...I also used manual focus and as it was early morning I opened up to F/7.1 with 80 shutter speed and an ISO of 800....

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Simply dramatic and elegant---beautifully-spiritual

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    I know that is hard work for Dorsey, but you have said before that he likes to work. I does keep him trim and in excellent health! Thus is a beautiful winter shot!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    One of the great things about firewood is that it warms a person up several times over.. but seriously, this is a remarkably beautiful image, Andrea! A great woodpile and a great capture!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 Dec 2011):

    Love the contrast of design and color between the trees and the wood pile...kudos to hubby for the work

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Dec 2011):

    wonderful image, Andrea!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    My first thought was 'brown amoeba'. What a wonderful photo....not B&W, but brown & white!!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    beautiful photo!!like it

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    I love this image! The woodpile is so neat and has a timeless feeling.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (8 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful tones and colours.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    Totally works for this theme!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    Insightfully Neat entry.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    wonderful entry Andrea and a gorgeous winter scene!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Dec 2011):

    Back to tell you that this is an excellent entry to the theme : )

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