Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter Wonderland




A few days ago we awoke to a winter wonderland after an overnight snow put four or five inches of wet snow everywhere. Although it looked like the low gray clouds wouldn’t clear anytime soon, the snow-covered trees at the house gave me a good reason to head into the Big Woods.

It was a monochromatic world, seeming to be nothing but black and white –





 

The buckthorn was pretty with its blue-black fruits holding a clump of snow –

But there actually was some color to be seen as a small flock of over-wintering robins gleaned the red fruit from a wide-spreading multiflora rose –

As this is being written a snowstorm is moving up the east coast, but we’re only getting another four or five inches. It’s just about mid-winter now and there’s less snow on the ground than usual, some of us miss the deep snows of 40 years ago.

10 comments:

Joyful said...

I agree that a deep snow is nicer than a few inches. I love your winter wonderland!

ladyfi said...

What lovely peaceful shots. I do love a deep snow!

Villrose said...

This is how it is here with me, too. A special black/white landscape. Lovely Robin :-)

Bethany Carson said...

Love the path through the trees! Everything looks peaceful and beautiful...poor robin, he must be a bit chilly! I bet he's one creature glad that there are only a few inches of snow--he must have missed the memo to go south!

eileeninmd said...

Great shot of the Robin! We are expecting more rain/ice/snow tomorrow into Monday.. Stay warm and safe! Thanks for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

bettyl-NZ said...

Your photos are just wonderful! It may be cold, but ice and snow do make for great photos. That robin in the midst of it all is just incredible!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I so really enjoy Winter snow scenes and this photo with the robin is just gorgeous.

Margaret Adamson said...

What beautiful scenes to wake up too. Have a great weekend.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful shot of the robin.

September Violets said...

And here I thought robins went far enough south to completely avoid snow all winter! They don't come here in Ontario until springtime. I guess now I won't feel so worried for them when they are caught in late spring snows. Your snowy forest shots are beautiful.
Wendy