There’s one thing about Northwest winters: beauty and hope in all the nooks and crannies when the days are long, dark, and often under a silver dome of mist. (Granted this year we’ve had a stunner of blue skies, sunset/rises and moon views.) But as we dive back into winter weather, here’s a look at some winter eye candy. I took these photos in mid January.
When the trees and bushes lose their foliage there are an amazing amount of twigs and limbs that turn into beautiful paint brushes — purples, golds, reds. Check out this humble leafless bouquet of brilliant redness:
On one of our gorgeous afternoons I took a walk and caught a royal trinity: Mt Rainier; sun set; moon rise.
Blooms aren’t just for Spring! There are winter blooming chamellias, as well as rhodies, and more so keep your eyes peeled.
And look at all this hope just bursting out of the hard cold ground!
There are also these mysterious sweet scents that come from god-knows-where walking down neighborhood streets. Keep your nose on alert.
Less than 2 months until Spring!