As I stole a few minutes today, just before 5 pm, the dark hues of the sky, the barrenness of the trees and the nip in the air reminded me that Old Man Winter is just around the corner. I snapped a couple quick shots with my iPhone in the hopes of freezing (no pun intended) the moment.
This tree always looks like it is welcoming whatever comes along:
A few weeks ago, in the same park, we had these beautiful scenes and mild temperatures:
Orton effect applied. This effect is one of my favs.
But, then, on October 29th and following, we had scenes like these:
Fortunately, we had warmer weather the week following the storm. We had almost a million people who lost power as a result of the storm. Today, 8 days later, there are still a few without. I can only be grateful that this didn’t happen in the dead of winter.
The older I get, the less I like winter and the cold and snow that accompany it. Perhaps this winter, I will learn to see the beauty that is not as apparent or as easily appreciated. Winter does have a dark beauty that speaks to life of a different sort.