Winter Beach Reflection by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

February 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

"Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Winter Beach Reflection

WinterBeachReflection_20200220_850_7498Winter Beach ReflectionThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

What is different about walking on the beach in winter? There is a ring of snow around the beach. The footprints that we leave are actually booted against the cold sand. There are fewer people. There are different types of seabirds.

But a big difference is the air. The cold, crisp temperature and snow change the air quality. The snow in its precipitous state tends to remove particulates from the air as it drifts to the ground. This gives an almost surreal quality to the air's clarity.

With a lack of people, it gives us time to talk to our walking partners. As we perambulate, we reflect as does the mirror sheen of water does with the sky. That time of reflection is what makes Winter on the beach so much different. What we do with that reflection inspires the metaphorical footprints we leave behind.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

Footprints And Reflections

FootprintsAndReflections_20200220_850_7504Footprints And ReflectionsThe difference between Winter and Summer is that boot prints are left instead of footprints. At Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The difference between Winter and Summer is that boot prints are left instead of footprints. At Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Scarborough Reflected Clouds

ScarboroughReflectedClouds_20200220_850_7537Scarborough Reflected CloudsThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Winter Scenes" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats).

 


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