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Winter Lace

11 Jan

To glance out the window today was a good idea here, because a recent snow and drizzle has frozen onto the branches of the trees, and they are wrapped in a winter lace.  The photos I am sharing were taken on two separate days.  Yesterday’s weather was very heavy and foggy, shrouding the landscape and adding a sense of mystery to the woods.  Today, the clouds were lighter, and the air clearer, so that the trees glowed white against a pale blue background.  It was beautiful.  Some of the photos were taken with various settings to portray different moods in the images.  It was hard to stop snapping photos today.

It is scenery like this that inspired me to write the poem for our Christmas card for 2012.  You can see that poem, the 2012 Christmas card, as well as the original Winter Cow drawing here.

Thanks for looking!

 
8 Comments

Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Photography

 

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8 responses to “Winter Lace

  1. iosatel

    January 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Great set of winter scenes, very beautiful images!

     
    • Jenna

      January 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Thank you so much, iosatel! Your photography is beautiful too. Thanks for checking out my blog!

       
  2. janukke

    January 12, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    I must say, I don´t envy you for those temperatures. But the scenery sure is serene and almost unreal in its beauty. So great you took pictures for the rest of us who live far away! .9

     
    • Jenna

      January 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Jana, I don’t blame you for not wanting cold temperatures like we’ve seen. The good news? It’s 38 degrees today. Hooray! It feels like April. 🙂 Thank you very much for the great comments. I had the same thought…the scenes are sort of surreal and storybook-like, aren’t they? That’s what I liked about the atmosphere. While it might appear gloomy in a way, I was sort of moved by it. I’m so happy you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for the comments.

       
  3. CLARICE LAEHN

    January 13, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    I truly enjoyed your Winter Lace pictures—they are just beautiful. Clarice

     
    • Jenna

      January 15, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Thank you so much, Clarice! I’m so happy you enjoyed the photos.

       
  4. Jocelyne

    January 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Jenna, these photos are of great beauty. Wonderful compositions and beautiful subtle light. The trees are so beautiful against the pale blue sky. Some of them looks almost monochrome and others have a lovely bluish tint I really love the point of view of photo #011, it’s a great photo. My favourites goes to the ones taken on the foggy day, they are simply superb !
    Really great photos Jenna 🙂

     
    • Jenna

      January 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      Thank you so much, Jocelyne! The trees were so pretty with the snow crusted on them. It’s funny you should say some look monochrome. One year, I entered a few photos in the State Fair, and almost had one of my winter scenes rejected because they thought it was black and white (black and white photography is a different category there). Once I assured them it was, in fact, color, they let it stay. 🙂 I prefer the foggy ones too. Thank you so much for the nice comments! Always appreciated.

       

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