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Winter colours: red, russet and grey

January 3, 2011

With the landscape muted by ice and snow, the odd spark of colour becomes extra vivid and welcome. Here are some that I have enjoyed in the past few days. The textures, I think, are vivid too: the softness of feathers, the smooth shiny rosehips, the powdery ice crystals, the knobbly, spiky tree trunk. Noticing colour and texture makes me happy. I hope you like these too.

dog rosehips in fresh snow

ice crystals on the walls of the castle

a plantation of larches turns russet in the sunrise

the whiskery bole of an old lime tree

pheasant plumage

a cobweb of fresh snow crystals

See also: Finding colour in a monochrome landscape

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2011 6:45 pm

    Just the most exquisite time of year!
    Wonderful photos of winter.

  2. Mary Carver-Stiehler permalink
    January 4, 2011 11:00 am

    A symphony of color!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. January 10, 2011 2:01 pm

    We’ve had such grey weather here recently that I can appreciate what you mean about those small splashes of colour being even more valuable. The pheasant plumage is stunning in all its wonderful shades, lovely pics.

  4. January 14, 2011 6:56 pm

    We were both obviously in need of colour just then!


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