I ventured into the snow and ice yesterday to see what I could see in our yard. I was on the lookout for color.
I found red berries and branches sheathed in ice.
A woodpecker's red head popped against the gray world.
From the kitchen window (when I came inside for a chocolate fix), these yellow flowers glowed against the muted woods.
No, I'm not hallucinating from the chocolate, but I did have a flashback to this summer scene (above) as I took a photo from the same spot yesterday:
This is also the scene of the devastion below, where a tree fell during the storm and landed on my little seating area.
Here's another flashback to that same spot last summer, when I was sitting in that same chair. My embroidery supplies were on the table now covered with snow.
More branches bow under the weight of the ice, above, while sturdier trees, below, stand majestically in the snow.
Our neighbors made a snow fisherman, and my Kokopelli yard art did an ice dance.
How's the weather in your part of the world?
Have a colorful day