The Monochrome Colors of Winter

ice and snow on the path
We took a walk in the woods on Saturday afternoon.  
Recent rainfall meant that we could not hike back on the trails we enjoy most.  
There was ice and lots of standing water in areas we normally go.
shades of gray on tree bark
It’s very easy to think that winter is just black and white, or gray and brown, 
depending on the weather.  Yet I found that even those monochromatic colors 
have some beauty that appeals to me.
colorful moss
I found brilliant color in some moss on the trunk of a tree…
curling leaf
Lovely shadows on the underside of a fallen leaf…
oak leaf

The perfect lines of the veins in an oak leaf on the walk…
embracing in decay
And the mysterious ’embrace’ of two maple leaves
as they disintegrate on a fallen log.

8 Replies to “The Monochrome Colors of Winter”

  1. Thank you for pointing out what we often fail to see – that winter has a quiet beauty. We just need to look closer to find its hidden joys. Love your leaf shadows.

  2. These wintery tones are inspiring, Deborah. One must be still—tune in—to experience the rich beauty of the winter palette. Your photography is stunning…so full of surprises;)

    Happy New Year my friend.

  3. Well spotted and captured. I do see the drabness you mention. I feel starved for color. I think the brilliance of a blue sky is something that feeds me in this season of darkness and drab. You have found some muted colors…and interesting to note a shadow containing color. I'll have to look again.
    Happy 2014 Deborah. I'm happy to have you as a friend.

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