Monday, December 31, 2007

A Splash of Color

Kerri’s recent post about finding color in the winter got me to thinking. Our winter world does seem to display nothing but shades of gray at first glance. If we allow ourselves the time to look closer we will find those grays made up of many colors and textures.

This morning I awoke to find my area blanketed in two inches of fresh snow. As today was a holiday away from work I ventured to a nearby overlook to photograph the sunrise followed by a hike around the Meadow Grounds Lake. It was a fruitful morning providing me with many snow shots including my new header.

During this trip I noticed the orange color of the sunrise, the pink/orange of it reflected on the new snow, the browns of the tree trunks and of the dead plants, the blues of the water and sky, the reds of small berries and of Cardinals flitting about, along with the deep greens of the evergreen trees highlighted by the snow laying upon their bows. I realized that I was surrounded by color, beautiful color. No, it isn’t the same as lush greens of spring or the vibrant flowers of summer or the lovely splashes of foliage in autumn but it is winter; beautiful and colorful in its own right.

Upon returning home, while tending to a few chores outside, I was very much surprised to find this lone dandelion blooming.

A Splash of Color on a Winter Day!


SandyCarlson said...

I went on a journey for color this a.m. and was amazed by what I found. Thanks for being a source of inspiration. May you know every blessing in 2008.

imac said...

Great shot Salty.

Wishing you and all your family a very happy new year.

photowannabe said...

Terrific splash of color and your description of the many colors in life around you. Its a great reminder to look further than the obvious.
Happy New Year Salty and Mrs. Salty.

Meggie said...

A single dandelion never looked so beautiful. Happy New Year, Salty

lv2scpbk said...

I agree, some sunshine in the winter. Happy New Year to you and your wife.

I couldn't decide on theme day and am leaving it up to the votes. I narrowed my down to seven. Yikes! Hate to say I just couldn't pick one. Come take a look and put your vote in.

Anonymous said...

You are a very special person to me and I am thankful that I was able to find you in this endless sea of blogs.

This is a very nice photograph selection for the new year.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

Tina Leigh said...

You have a talent dear Sir.....the ability to see BEYOUND!

I have to play catch-up tomorrow to see just what you & your brother have been doing over the holidays! I bet Willard has some good stories for me to read about the Elk. Happy New Year to you & blessings to you & your family this year!

swordbomber said...

I really like nature photography... thanks for sharing your beautiful Pennsylvania :D

Kerri Farley said...

Wow...that dandelion is beautiful!
So glad you found is all around...we just have to "see" it!