Saturday, May 31, 2008

Some Spring in My Step

step into spring

I had to share a photo of my new rubber boots. They're Bogs and I really like 'em. They're warm and comfortable and, while the crazy design has drawn more than a few stares, I think the spring-like colors are fun.

At this point, the only colors around here are white and brown...

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...and brown and white...and various shades in-between.


Things are changing so quickly that I'm having a hard time keeping up with the new developments in my postings. Beyond the parka squirrels, you can see that the river is beginning to break up. That's a big deal around here. I'll be sharing more about that soon.

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As the snow on higher ground (around snow fences, drifts, and man-made piles) begins to melt, small streams emerge and converge twisting and turning their way down to the river.

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The running water erodes the beach a little as it goes.

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Ever been between a rock and a hard place?

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Maybe it's not always such a bad place to be.


Lynn said...

Hey Kim,
I love the rubber boots!!! I can see where they would come in handy. Looks like it will be pretty mushy around there for a while. It's hard to believe it can go from that to what I have seen in some of your other pics of summer.

Kimberlee said...

Hey, Lynn! Yep, rubber boots are a must this time of year. Not only is it muddy around the village, but the tundra is very wet and squishy.

And you're right, in a few weeks there will be flowers covering the tundra. It seems like summer comes and goes in a matter of minutes. :)

Bryan said...

I love the last picture. The shapes of the rocks play together well, and I have always enjoyed watching melt patterns around objects.

Kimberlee said...

Thanks, Bryan. I thought it was really interesting, too. It almost looked like a set up the way everything fit together so perfectly, even the fringes of grass on the edge.

Jo said...

Oh I love your rubber boots and the fact that Spring has met you in your corner of the world! By the way, I'm waiting for my copy of "Amelie" to arrive and then I'll gladly share my thoughts... you've had me so excited about it!

Kimberlee said...

Hi, Jo! Great to hear from you! I'm glad you like my boots. I can't wait to share my most recent photos of the river ice breaking up. Soon...I hope. :)

I'm excited to hear that you're thinking of chatting with me about Amelie. Reel Meaning is suffering from serious neglect of late. I hope to do a better job of keeping up with it once I have a few of my more pressing projects taken care of. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Amelie!