Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Beauty In An Ordinary Day

Once winter has settled in it's harder to find scenes that are not just black and white.
I find this season to be a difficult one as far as photography goes.Limited subject matter and not much color. Actually these pictures are not recent.The first one was taken in October and the rest in early November

The dark clouds add some contrast to the brown landscape.


A snow that clings to the branches made these trees at the lake look quite lovely. You can see the lake still had open water at that time.By now it is frozen over.


One small branch, with red leaves from the Mountain Ash on my yard adds a dash of color.

 Last years seeds still clinging to the branches of the Amur Maples on my yard, can be quite pretty with a cap of snow.

The berry clusters on the Mountain Ash take the prize for color at this time of year. They also provide some food for some of the birds.


Closing Thought:
A blessing shared makes even an ordinary day special.

15 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Yes...I just love ordinary days! These winter photos are spectacular. Who needs color? :D

Ginny Hartzler said...

The berries are my favorite. What a beautiful picture!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I struggle with winter photography, too, Ruth, for the very reasons you stated. But you've produced some lovely images here.

Unknown said...

I love the pics, Ruth... because fall/winter has a beauty all its own. And I especially love the pics of the bright berries with a layer of snow on them.. there is beauty in everything, if we open our eyes, like you have done in these lovely photos, Ruth. :)

Christine said...

Well done Ruth for finding the beauty out there! I love the berries but my favourite shot has to be the simplicity of those leaves in the snow! Beautiful!

Mary said...

I agree about subject matter this time of year. But you found some beautiful things to post anyway! Lovely!

Sandra said...

love the dash of color and the maple snow caps are so beautiful. i had not thought about everything being black and white, but i can see that in the top photo... is your school buss yellow like ours? that would be a pop of color

Hootin' Anni said...

All...so beautiful in their own way

happyone said...

You found some lovely splashes of color here and there. The snow makes winter look pretty. White is better than brown. : )

Unknown said...

Ruth, Beautiful Winter images!

Diane said...

Your photos are so pretty especially the berries. I'm having trouble finding photos right now, too. Diane

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

the ordinary framed well is extraordinary. And you did well

CountryMum said...

The crisp white snow does make everything do beautiful.

Happytrails said...

Very pretty winter pics...black and white in winter scenes is very pristine.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Everything looks so drab here this time of year, so I'm struggling with taking photos. I love the snow on the trees in the second photo and the berries are beautiful! Great photos!