>> Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I am in the midst of my midwinter blahs. I want snow (lots of it) because it's still sort of fun. The fun factor will wear off before too long but not yet. At least you can DO stuff with snow, like snowshoe. But unfortunately it's been warm and melty and all we're left with today is some ugly clumps of snert.
Without snow, I am left just being SO SICK of the interminable gray skies of winter in Central New York! Our summers are spectacular here, but we sure pay for it with woeful lack of sun in winter.
So, on Saturday, I saw the sun pop out from between the clouds for a few brief stints, playing peekaboo. I grabbed my camera and rushed outdoors. Because I'm me. My shots were certainly not spectacular, but I did relish the ability to capture at titch of sunshine and the remnants of the snow, however briefly.
And also because I'm me, I found abandoned farm equipment in the woods to photograph. I gravitate toward it. I loved the laciness of the leaves, and the texture of the tire, and the brief sprig of life balanced precariously on rust.
I love textures in all seasons. This moss was particuarly arresting since it was so bright surrounded by all the snow, dirt, and brown trees. But I loved the texture of the snow, too, and leaves and grass in suspended animation in the water.
I am hoping for more snow and colder temperatures in the forecast. Slightly colder. I'll probably get a lot colder. But so long as it comes with snow, I'll take it.