Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter trees

I think you all know how I feel about winter. Our cold spell is continuing. Yesterday Sacramento matched a record low of 27°F downtown. Here in Davis it was a few degrees warmer but everybody is getting tired of what for us are icy temperatures, especially now that a vicious north wind has started to blow.

As much as I hate the cold at this time of year, there’s one thing I love about winter: bare trees. Silhouetted against the sky, they become two-dimensional art.

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The perfect soundtrack to go with these photos is George Winston’s album December. Here’s a sample:

8 comments:

  1. Your photography is superb as always! Bare trees: beautiful and ethereal :)

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    1. Thank you!! Photography is indeed a passion of mine, and has been since I was a kid.

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  2. I love that big scary one, third from the bottom. The first one too. It's the best time of year to see the fractal nature of tree branches!

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    1. I find tree branches mesmerizing. After staring at them for a while, I begin to see all kinds of shapes. Same with clouds.

      My favorites are the "scary" ones too. But then, I love horror movies!

      Did you see the crow in this photo?

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  3. Stunning images Gerhard! It's difficult to believe that it's as cold in your California garden as it is in mine in Washington.
    Keep warm!

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  4. I second everything the outlaw said, except Oregon instead.

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  5. Gerhard, you always amaze me. I am learning so much from all your blogs.

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  6. Beautiful images, especially the foggy ones. And now the cold is over, back to the 70's we go and the prayers for rain commence.

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