Continuing Winter wonder III

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Although the sun is now gaining in strength and will soon make its presence felt in the form of melting snow and patches of mud, the white stuff underfoot is still hard and crisp and I am still enjoying exploring the trails near me. Since the last post, there has been one heavy snowfall which I predict will be the last to stay on the ground for this year. Any other flurry activity will be just that – an attempt to say ‘remember me?’ before the sun has its way with it and the whiteness fades to the browns and greens of new growth. Until that time comes, I will continue to relish the beautiful light and silence of the forest which has sustained me so well in this year of enforced isolation. Here’s hoping these photos convey some of that to you.

In the afternoon, the sun starts to set over the horizon.

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13 Replies to “Continuing Winter wonder III”

  1. What a beautiful shot. So peaceful. You can almost feel the warmth of spring saying “I’m coming”

    1. So many footprints have enjoyed this path! I love how the tree in the foreground mimics the path. Lovely! I can here the crunch of the snow!

      1. Thank you, Rosemary. I enjoy this walk many times a week and many of those footprints belong to a four-footed variety. You are very observant to notice the tree bending to avoid passers-by on the trail. Trees are so wise, don’t you think?

  2. These shots are beautiful Janet. Our driveway is currently a sheet of ice carved through the trees. Still better than muck.

    1. Thank you, Sue. I’m glad you’re enjoying them. The trails here are pretty icy too but I have the perfect boots (with cleats) that allow me to hike across even the most treacherous of paths. Yay!

  3. I most definitely feel the light and sense the silence in this, Janet. Not an uncomfortable silence, either, but a contemplative one. One that makes me feel as if the trees are your companions on this lovely walk and they are allowing you space to dream and just be.
    Thank you for that experience, Janet. Lovely photo.

    1. You got it exactly, Ellie. There are certain trees that have become my special friends on some of my more frequented paths. The silence gives me space to breathe…and appreciate.

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