In the snow

Here are a few images from an excursion into the snow early on Saturday morning.  I was going out to make one particular image (not shown here – it’ll come in due course), and made several others at the same time.  After what feels like a protracted break from making photos, I feel as if I’m discovering something new again.

This is probably my favourite image of the day, and perhaps the one that took longest to compose:

Just about alive

Just about alive

In contrast, these trees – large and small, though I suspect the little one on the far side of the water is much the same size as the near one! – seemed just perfectly placed in the landscape for me:

Trees, large and small

Trees, large and small

Other trees and bushes offered further insights into the tangle of life:

Branches 1

Branches 1

This seemed to be an invitation through the branches (that I didn’t take up; there’s another image of these branches here):

Branches 2

Branches 2

I’m busy writing something about ‘wild places’ for this website, and it’s helpful to be reminded that some of these apparently ‘wild places’ are not as wild as they might at first appear:

Branches 2

Branches 2

There is something magnificent about going through snow that others have not yet been through, even in a car – but I know where this road leads, and did not want to go up the hill and down the sharp bends in my wee car, especially as it is only a front wheel drive (given that accidents can easily happen, even to professionals with better vehicles)!  Still, it’s an enticing prospect:

The open road

The open road

 

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