"Ice is only another form of terrestrial love."
One of the things I appreciate about wintertime is the endless variation of sculptures and patterns that ice forms on our alpine lakes here in the Colorado Rockies. I find it amazing that the most basic element of life - water, which composes about 60% of the human body - takes so many beautiful forms. As Muir points out: "Nature's modes work towards beauty and joy." I love imagining how these lovely works of art will eventually melt next spring, flow down the rivers onto the Plains, get diverted to my kitchen tap, and enter my body, bringing all of that beauty with them. How wonderful!
Photos: Ice patterns on The Loch, Mills Lake and Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, December, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.