There’s a winter wonderland in my yard near Bend, Oregon. My favorite western juniper is dressed up for the season with a few inches of snow.
Snowfall softens edges while sharpening the contrast. It can also mute colors, as it did in this photo. The structure shines through, even on a cloudy day.
Thursday Tree Love #138
A winter aspen silhouette with a dramatic sunrise in the background photographed in Bend, Oregon. Spring is making an early appearance here in the High Desert and trees may be starting to leaf out soon.
Yesterday it was 73 degrees F here! Our high temperatures are usually in the mid-30s to 40s at this time of the year. We are having a weird, mild winter.
Thursday Tree Love #123
I saw this Northern river otter on ice a few days ago along the Deschutes River in Bend. If you walk early in the morning, as I like to do, you’ll get to witness magical moments such as this one.
River otter on ice
Close up view of a frosty ponderosa pine pom-pom in black and white.
Snow-capped mountain ash berries are a delicious dessert for our feathered friends.
Thursday Tree Love
bound by ancient roots
branches sway in desert winds old one’s last winter
Ronovan Writes Haiku Prompt Challenge – Bound and sway
Walking with Winter along a River of Falls
Where snow softens hard edges of steel
And creates ephemeral works of whimsey
Where snow and ice form furrowed bridges
I saw this old oak tree at Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland last winter. I think they are one of my favorite trees without leaves. Look at those branches!
Thursday Tree Love
Winds shift and winter blows In from the farthest reaches of North, carried on cold fronts Turning landscapes into Enchanted scenes Resplendent with crystals of snow
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Winter
Winter is a special time of the year here in Bend. Winter walks around the neighborhood are highlighted with landscapes covered in snow and ice.
He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.
Buildings are blanketed with snow and edged with icicles.
Twisting trails are carved through snowdrifts.
Just enough of Nature’s icing on our wreath to brighten up the holidays.
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”