The Colors of Winter

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In the past I have thought of winter as a colorless season—with everything dormant, sleeping, cold, harsh and drab. This year I have seen winter with new eyes. 

The first I noticed was the view outside my kitchen window. The snow is deep here and it has covered the brown earth for well over two months now. Just before sunset, when the sun is low in the southwest, the landscape outside my window is transformed.

The dimming sunlight of early evening reflects off from the snow that has settled into the landscape. The previously white snow becomes tinted with blue. The contours of the plowed, uneven land are reminiscent of gently rippling waves and the view outside my window is transformed from a bleak, cold wasteland into a quiet lake of icy blue that seems to float outside my window.

The Colors of Winter


Since then I have been looking for color in places where I had previously assumed there was none.  

Earlier this week, with camera in hand, I took a short walk to document the color of winter I could find. Below are a few of the photos I took.

What I learned from this simple exercise is that winter has it’s own beauty when one takes the time to see it. I also learned that a wide range of color lives on through the cold, frozen season.

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2 Responses to “The Colors of Winter”

  1. Terri D. Says:

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    Jeana, you have not only a way with words, but a way with your photography as well. Such a beautiful piece of heaven on earth you have. Thank you for sharing the rich tapastry of life that surrounds you and for sharing your life with us.

    Namaste – Terri at the Drake’s Nest in springlike Ossineke, Michigan

  2. Peggy Says:

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    Hi Jeana,

    Love your pictures and I too can see colors that I haven’t thought of before for winter, thanks for opening my eyes. I can see colors that I love in quilts such as the blue and brown or the red and green. Cute picture of your grand daughter.

    Peggy in Michigan