winter, warm and cool

Posted by on January 27, 2016

I need to get back into the habit of taking photos with a more artistic eye, rather than just snapshots of my kids. For the winter theme this week, I gleaned photos from my archives over the past few years. But as I scoured my photo streams for wintery photos, I realized that what I have is a collection of cool and warm tones, and it made me think of how they perfectly reflect what winter is truly like here in the not-quite-north and not-quite-south.

I used to struggle with winter when we lived further north, but here I love winter. And if ever it gets miserably cold to the point that I am not loving it, it tends to relent and swing back into a mild spell. The opportunities to play in the snow always come, but like a polite guest, never stay too long to wear out their welcome. And jacket-only days happen reliably here and there. Also, it does not stay overcast, but the sun is out quite a bit. To me this is winter at its best.

In a blizzard with mouths open © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

In a blizzard with mouths open © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Sheets of ice in the sun © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Sheets of ice in the sun © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Hiking through the prairie in winter © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Hiking through the prairie in winter © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Scootering through the park © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Scootering through the park © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Backyard snowball fight © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Backyard snowball fight © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Slushy street at sundown © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Slushy street at sundown © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Winter hike with cypresses © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Winter hike with cypresses © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

 

Winter bubble blowing © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

Winter bubble blowing © 2016 Julia Mason Wickes.

* Visit I AM HOPE and Eine Hand voller Stunden to see more winter photos. *
  1. Manuela
    January 28, 2016

    My favorite is the cypress one. That's a stunning photo and the framing is perfect.
    I was planning to post something this week, but I haven't gotten around to it. But meanwhile I am enjoying this pictures as lot.

  2. Manuela
    January 28, 2016

    I meant "these" pictures.