The transition from fall to winter was dramatic this particular day. Gentle overnight snow was followed by a heavy fog. As the sun chased the fog away, the golden leaves of birch and poplar brightened the black and white of pending winter.
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Pine, spruce and cedar are predominant in our area. Through the winter their green needles remind us that summer will return again.
The little coniferous among the birch and poplar at the creek made me think of Christmas.
Have a safe and happy Holiday season.
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Happy 2018! We experienced one of the coldest Christmases in several decades. I trust your holiday time was warmed by being surrounded with those you hold most dear as we were.
May you have courage to face the challenges ahead in 2018 and a heart open to appreciate your blessings.
When the snow comes all fresh and pure, our vistas are transformed mostly to crisp black and white. The bright greens, reds and golds of fall foliage are gone and the pines and spruce seem to desaturate. Moving water in the creeks turns a blue as dark as a starless night sky. Scenes are stunning in their contrast.
But every now and then, tiny pops of colour burst.
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Raleigh Falls is just a 15 minute drive west of us. I can’t resist heading out there with my camera when conditions are a spectacular as this. I actually spent 2 consecutive days there and will share more shots in the next post.
Wishing you the very best in 2017.
It’s remarkable how beautiful a scene with no colour can be.
The shot is as it was taken; it was not desaturated in post processing. Hope you enjoy it.