Winter Hues





I don’t pull my camera out very often in the winter. I forget to look for the beauty and the magic when the world is cold and gray— when it seems like everything is dead or asleep until a warmer, better day.

But sometimes I remember to look. Sometimes the light pouring in the kitchen window catches my eye and the sun falling sleepily below the horizon beckons me to come outside and see.

Sometimes dead things frosted and glittering with snow and ice are as lovely as a winter flower, blooming and blossoming from the grave.



Katniss comes outside with me and tip toes through the snow while we hunt for pretty things.



And sometimes, when we are patient with the cold, we find a whole living world of green and gold growing in our own back yard.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’”   -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

20 thoughts on “Winter Hues

  1. Loved the picture of the cat, making its way in the winter environment. Yes, we do have to look for the beauty in all seasons… and no sooner do we look, than we find more than we imagined. Beautiful post.


    • Thank you :] Yes, I really have to push myself outside in the winter with the cold weather but coming back with pictures of the sparkling snow and ice always makes it worth it. Thanks for reading!


    • Katniss is not a big fan of the snow…he kept wanting me to pick him up and then he would want right back down. He’s stir crazy right now because of all the snow and rain we’ve been getting and he hates being locked inside when the weather is bad :] I love that your new kitty is named Peeta :]


    • Thanks! I was really happy with how the color and texture turned out on these pictures…even though they didn’t capture what I was originally after…the rain drops on the branches…just got to keep practicing :]


      • I say throw technicality straight out the window and tell your story with your mood. If that means there’s blur, grain, motion blurs- light streaks or any other “photographic no no”- it’s all part of the story that only you can tell at that very moment- capture it! Which you did. :0) Thanks for sharing it too.


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