The Wild Frozen North
“A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness…It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild.”
17 thoughts on “The Wild Frozen North”
Love these images – thanks for sharing
Thanks for visiting. I am glad you enjoyed the pictures!
There is nothing so beautiful as a snow covered landscape. I am so glad that we have had some snow this year. Hiking in snow can fill the soul with wonder and awe. Thank you for sharing your photos.
I know mine is an unpopular opinion, here in the US’s Northeast, but I miss the snow. Each time we get a deluge of rain that would — in my youth — have added to winter’s accumulation of snow, I feel the pang of regret. I enjoyed seeing your landscape. 🙂
I totally agree with you. Snow is incredible and way way better and more beautiful than rain!!
Thanks for this, Tom.
A brief respite from the bustle of a workday.
Great pictures of the white frozen land. I like the Jack London quote.
I love to see them one day.
It is an incredible sight to see!
Oh, I wish to see them soon. Especially that our country only experience sunny day and rainy day.
Closest I ever got to this was back country Minnesota 😙
I’ve got a poem about the Great North you might get a tickle out of reading:
Just read your poem! Fantastic! This is backcountry Minnesota actually. I took these photos up in Voyageurs National Park, MN. Glad you enjoyed the post! Tom
Very atmospheric photographs and a marvellous quote to go with it. I like it when you add a few words of your own. Best wishes from Scotland, stay warm!
Thanks so much! I appreciate the kind words and am glad you enjoyed!
I read Jack London’s books when I was young. You inspire me to revisit them.
I had to smile at this: ““A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness…”
Houston hardly is the wild frozen north, and (presumably) we’ll never approach the wild beauty of your photos, but during this past week, when a coating of ice and temperatures dipping into the teens brought life to a standstill for a few days, and lowered even Gulf waters into the 40s, those words could have applied. I enjoyed this.
What interesting weather for you guys! I am so glad that you enjoyed the post and that you were able to have a taste of winter this year : )