The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
~J. B. Priestley
With the solstice behind us and we head into more daylight hours, I thought I would share with you some of my winter, and the beauty it brings me inspiring my creativity. The first photo is my meadow in winter as the snow makes dollops of cream on the goldenrod seedheads.
The trees are another wonderful place for winter creativity and inspiration. The snow clothes the trees leaving me to wonder how beautiful a tree can truly be in winter. This is my beloved silver maple covered in lichen and snow.
We have many types of snowfall, and I love the gentle slow falling flakes shown here against the backdrop of the gazebo slightly off center.
Here’s another tree shot of the same silver maple, but this time it is the red flower buds that stand out in winter waiting for the warm spring.
Then there is the beauty of snowfall in black and white. Here is it falling a bit steadier with no wind again against the backdrop of the gazebo.
And here is a part of the garden that was recently covered in snow. The snow washes the landscape clean and there are few colors left making black and white photos of it very intriguing and creative in my opinion.
One other spot that is magical in the garden in winter is the big birdhouse.
And finally I leave you with a mosaic for the season that shows you more of the bokeh effect (out-of-focus areas of the photo) of snow. You can see this same effect in many of my photos of snow in this post.
I hope you enjoyed these winter scenes created by nature. I am linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday. And I am linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.
I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about the magic of the first snow. Feel free to download the photo and share.
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