Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Before Winter Became Heavy

Before winter became heavy, it came softly. Before we had 3+ feet of snow on the ground, there were just tracks of snow swinging through the woods.

I really miss being out on our country property in Indiana, but the massive amount of snow and the continuing cold (a high of 3F today!) simply prohibit hanging out there (I'm ordering snow shoes for next winter). So my consolation is to assemble a few photos taken in late December, when it was already wintry, but comparatively mild.

There were the barren fields next door, ...

...but fall could still be felt.

There were still leaves twirling in the breeze and berries glowing on a bush.

There was frozen water in the ditch and snow dusted on fallen logs.

Everywhere, there was the soothing grey-brown of trees in winter.


And there was enough snow on the ground for us to leave our mark.


  1. Ach Annette, das erste Foto, so schoen. Geheimnisvoll, ein zartes, wie von Zauberhand hingeworfenes weisses Band, eine tanzende Spur. Sooooo poetisch irgendwie, eine beschwingte Leichtigkeit, eine Sehnsucht ausloesend, weil man der Spur folgen, ebenfalls tanzen moechte. Danke!

    1. Barbara, danke. Ich fand diese Schneespuren im Wald auch sehr einladend und beschwingt.

  2. Exceptional captures, Annette.

    Snow shoeing can be a whole lot of fun.

    1. William, thanks, glad you like the photos. It figures that you would know about snow shoeing!