Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Colors of Winter

Spring is just around the corner, but for now, my part of the world is still more like winter than spring.We are all looking forward to those first new shoots of green grass, the new buds on the trees and of course those first colourful flowers.
Some years I get to capture the pristine whiteness of fresh snow and the carved beauty of those windblown drifts.This year has been a little different.There are still some snowdrifts, but because many fields are almost bare, we also have a lot of dirt blowing around.
They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.Well the same is true for photography.Life has given my part of the world a lot of dirty snow so I look to see the beauty in that.

Take a look at some of the scenes I have been able to capture.Bear in mind that these are snowdrifts.Snow mixed with a lot of dirt.

I could almost imagine ocean waves in this one, if it were blue instead of black.


I am always amazed at the way the wind sculpts the snow. Perhaps the dirt in it helps to make the designs more visible.

 No,not a deserted planet or island, but dirty snow on the field.


I love the power of some of the editing tools.The snow had a slight bluish tinge to it and with some creative editing I could enhance that and create this scene.


For those who are still with me to the point,I have added one photo with color. These Hydrangeas were captured last summer.I am so looking forward to more scenes like this in the next few months.


Closing Thought:
You’re never fully dressed without a smile!

20 comments:

Karin said...

Wow Ruth - you've captured some fantastic snowscapes!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You have made dirt even prettier than hydrangeas! The dirty snow is beautiful dirt art!! Unbelievable!!! I answered your question about my camera on your previous blog.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your snow/dirt photos look like modern art painting, Ruth! So unusual and pretty. As soon as our snow melts we seem get another snowfall. I love seeing the winter landscapes with snow on them. Winter is one of my favorite seasosn, but I'm also looking forward to spring wildflowers.

Debbie said...

the snowscapes are so interesting and really beautiful!! the hydrangeas are gorgeous, i am ready for spring!!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

You captured the beauty in the snow drifts! I Love Spring, so I see why you cant wait!

Christine said...

These are so otherworldly! It must seem like another planet sometimes but I do appreciate the beauty in your photos of the shapes & sculpting going on & that bluish tinge is very pretty!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

They say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You have a keen eye Ruth. Beautiful snowscapes, and the Hydrangeas are welcome eye candy. Nice touch.
Have a Beautiful Day Ruth.:)

MadSnapper said...

i love the dirt snow sculptures, i can see a couple of those printed on canvas and people would think it was art by a professional.. two of them really speak to me. could be used in a movie about mars. i love love love the header with the see through March

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Your snowscapes are always lovely, even with dirt added. But I do love the beautiful spring colors in the last shot.

George said...

Your snowy landscapes are other-worldly! Just looking at the photos would make one think you've discovered a new world. You definitely get an A+ for creativity.

happyone said...

What interesting results the snow mixed with the dirt makes in the drifts. They are quite pretty.

Rose L said...

Beautiful.

Unknown said...

Ruth, very interesting images! One doesn't often think of the dirt blowing in winter. It certainly makes for different scenes!

Barb said...

I love the sculpted snow photos! It looks like you've been getting a lot of wind. It sure has been windy here in Breckenridge!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Wow! The dirt in the snow really makes for some amazing pictures Ruth! I love your creative editing too! That is always fun to play around with. The scenes you captured do look almost other-worldly! I hope the lack of snow doesn't mean an unpleasant summer for you, as it would for us. I am glad for all the snow we have gotten, as we sure hope it wards off the horrible fires in the summer. Always enjoy my visit to your site, and leave fully dressed, every time, with a smile :) Hugs to you today!

Debby Ray said...

What wonderful colors and textures! Who would have ever thought dirt snow could be so beautiful!

Aritha said...

Super! How nice!

E.liza"BETH" said...

the winds around here have been so nuts around here the last few days ... i love your shots ... so cool. i am not sure what you call those little crafts ... where you put sand and you can see all the different designs ... reminds of this ... very neat!! love it! ( ;

Shug said...

such gorgeous hydrangeas....the snow drift scenes are so pretty and I like what you have done with them in editing them. I need to find a photo editing site.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, You are the best at finding beauty in nature! Absolutely! I mean, if you gave one of these famous photographers the job of going out and finding beauty in the snowfields covered with dust and dirt ... well, I can assure you they couldn't do one bit better than you did here. Neat photos, as always. Thanks for sharing. Best regards to you from Seattle! John

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