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.
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.
I found brilliant color in some moss on the trunk of a tree…
Lovely shadows on the underside of a fallen leaf…
The perfect lines of the veins in an oak leaf on the walk…
And the mysterious ’embrace’ of two maple leaves
as they disintegrate on a fallen log.