Winter is Nearly Here

The other day, the temperature dropped down below zero for the first time this year. The air was cold and fresh, and you could feel the icy hands of winter on your skin. The winter sky is clear and blue, and the low sun gives the illusion of warmth, but you can almost see the invisible iciness in the air.

On days like this I love to look up at the trees. The last gasp of Autumn is still there as some of the orange and red leaves cling to the increasingly bare branches. Their slender barks appear to be shivering int he cold, but it’s just the gentle breeze blowing. On the horizon the winter sun gives them a golden outline, and a promise of warmer lands far away.

The light is beautiful, and I find myself standing and staring, even in the cold and frosty morning air. It never ceases to amaze me how nature can show beauty in the simplest of things. Even the cold and harsh bare branches of a tree in winter can be hauntingly beautiful. The remaining autumn leaves, glistens like some kind of golden confetti trapped in the branches.

Autumn is fading and winter is coming.

It’s a reminder of the passage of the and the coming of the cold and dark, which itself will soon be gone again.

All photos: Fuji X-Pro 2 - Fuji XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 - Processed in Lightroom using VSCO Film 1

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