Some of my best pictures happen when I come at it from a different angle. Imagine snow on a pine tree, for instance. From a distance the snow is a white mass that bends the boughs to the ground. But if I look closer, I see amazing crystals and curled needles; each one unique.
These are some shots from today’s snow fall offering a slightly different view of the world.
It’s one thing to see the snow from the comfort of your warm living room.
The blanket of snow covered everything in the quiet white of morning.
To venture out.
A stroll along newly shoveled walk is the only way to see the beauty.
The grey skies tell the tale of newly fallen snow.
The heavy snow weights the branches.
The neighbor’s trees are groaning under the weight.
As far as the eye can see, snow blankets every branch.
A view from beneath heavy boughs.
Delicate needles poke up through a bed of snow.
Miniature needles poke through the frosty crystals.
Delicate flakes rest on the tips of the individual needles.
Some snow took on the texture of cotton candy, woven together by the cold air.
A beautiful view of the morning’s snow.
A closer look reveals the texture of the snow and the markings on the needles.
A delicate balancing act.
One solitary snow flake perches on a lone needle.
A volunteer tree at the edge of the property offers food to visiting Robins.
A closer view of the snow piled high on each berry and branch.