February: The moon when branches are shed – Abenaki
The sun drops behind a solitary sentinel on the floodplain of the Wantastiquet (West River) at the Retreat Meadows.
Midwinter afternoon lowers over a frozen pond northwest of the mouth of the West River, Wantastiquet to the original people of this area – the Abenaki.
A new dawn breaks on hand-laid history. The cycles of time meet and pass.
Luna sails clear of the eastern horizon; Wantastiquet’s flank dips south to the river under the last flare of the western sun.
How many years gone, how many years yet?
Lichen on a granite boulder at Mine Ledge, Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
Aglow in the late western sunlight, a perfect orb of groundedness.
On the flanks of Mt. Wantastiquet, Chesterfield/Hinsdale, NH.