Monday, November 21, 2011

mind of winter coming on...

chilled plums

frosted edges

frosted seed pod

frost & glow

under snow and frost

frost & glow

frozen berries

last week was full of cold days. i love finding the frosted highlights on leaves and seed pods, the ice holding on berries, the thin layer of snow covering the blanket of leaves. still over a week left in november and it's already snowed twice. that never happens here, or never used to. my quiet mind, encouraged by winter's stark lines and bare palettes, is a calming break from the other half, the side already feeling overwhelmed with the oncoming bustle of the holiday season. a little clean simplicity for the side exhausted after long days in real life.

but the mercury has risen and tonight i'll fall asleep to the waterfall of rain coming off the gutter outside our bedroom window. gale after gale is moving through this week, howling winds and an alarming amount of rain. a blustery, wet finish to a month well-known for them. a quiet mind is good, but sometimes a little storm helps to clear things out too.


Margie Oomen said...

the temps are cold here but the little bit of snow we got last week just didn't want to stick around yet.
Beautiful photographs k

Unknown said...

lots of wind and rain here too this week; thank you for these beautiful words and photos

Tara said...

I especially love the last photo of the red berries with both frost and drops of water hanging on.

The Noisy Plume said...

Winter is my favorite....I love them all, but winter is my favorite.

Unknown said...

I love your frosty edges !.. very magical!! Beautiful shots!

PeregrineBlue said...

winter's beauties always remind me of one of my favorite poems. i'm sure you'll understand it throughly: