Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunrise snowmaking

As the season is now in that time where little is green or growing, I set off this morning looking for tiny things to photograph. I looked at the designs made by frost. I looked at brown and dried things, some of which were unrecognizable in their current state (though I’m sure I knew what they were when they were green). I looked at twisted vines, frost-stunted mosses, and Christmas ferns laying flat on the forest floor.

And then I turned around and saw the sunrise and decided the little things can wait another day, perhaps for a grey day when winter’s poor morning light foils any attempts at photography. But had I not spent those minutes looking for those little gifts of the forest, I wouldn’t have seen the sun rise in all its glory over the eastern mountains.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Sometimes if you concentrate on the details the big things in life take care of themselves. I hope so anyway!

Woodswalker said...

Breathtaking photo! Lucky for you, you had your camera ready to capture the ephemeral glow.