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A glimpse of Winter

winter 1b


It has been a most unusual winter so far:  lots of rain, lots of wind, a succession of damaging storms, but on Sunday morning we woke to discover  everywhere covered by a picturesque  blanket of snow. ‘ Is this the beginning of winter?’ we asked..

Jackdaws and crows retreated to the highest branches of trees and looked down in disgust.

A bemused blackbird peered over the roof top.






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Snow abstract (1)

The snow of a few days ago was short-lived but, nevertheless, produced patterns that gave birth to a number of abstract images.


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Transformation scene

Trees iced with a thin veneer of snow create a magical, fairyland scene.

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Two faces of winter

The pictures below are of the same tree taken on two consecutive days, yesterday and today (Friday).   Yesterday shiny patches of bark sparkled in the  brilliant winter sunshine.  Today, following an overnight fall of snow (our first this winter!) the sun still shone, though somewhat intermittently.




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Patterns in the thaw

Winter is often portrayed in pictures displaying mid-distance or panoramic features  –  fields, trees, buildings coated in snow.  But  as I looked out through the kitchen window yesterday morning, my attention was drawn to the many ‘micro-landscapes’  –  mini winter scenes  –  formed by the thawing snow, and all just a few feet away.

I’ve presented a small but varied selection below.  Each of the areas photographed was less than 1 metre square.

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In the first, the ice crystals glisten in the sunlight like jewels in a tiara

Sometimes there is a suggestion of frozen movement

The third presents a scene of contrasting textures and colours.


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Patio gates in snow

No need to elaborate I think.  The title says all.  The snow provided the highlights.


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Winter Abstracts (2)

There is something of an expletive about this pattern  –  it’s not difficult to provide a first and last letter and an appropriate number of asterisks to suit your choice!  But I’m attracted by the way the marks use the available space in, for me, a very expressive manner.

Winter Abstract 2


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