Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dormancy

Photographers have to to work for their desires during the winter months.  We do not have the dramatic whites of snows nor the scary crystals of ice storms here, I write somewhat thankfully.  We do have many gray and cold days where the sun peaks through clouds only briefly and usually just before sunset to remind us that is it still there, behind the silver cold waiting for warmer weather to join us.  As I left the driveway in exploration of something new to add to my files I saw one of our many damaged maples struggling to pretend winter was not upon us in full force.  Its entire top had been broken away and while it stood headless it still was alive.

I drove to a new agricultural area and as I came over the crest of a hill I saw the scene below in the distance.


This is a dormant peach orchard, and being a photographer, I was also salivating at how lovely it would be to photograph in the spring.  Nearby were other ornamentals that the farmer grew for others yards and that were more beautiful this time of year than other season.




There is beauty in the grays and silvers and sages, but my eye always goes to the energy filled reds.

16 comments:

Hilary said...

Wow.. that sure is an eye-catcher. I'm glad you happened upon it. And I'm looking forward to seeing those peaches, one day.

As for the headless tree.. they're just amazing survivors, aren't they? Thanks for sharing your lovely images.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Beautiful photos. It can be difficult to find that inspiration in the Winter. We often have heavy fog in the mornings and/or lingering smoke from the fireplaces that whiten our usual blue skies.

Spring in a peach orchard will be lovely.

Beverly said...

beautiful photos....love the red!

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the vibrant colors...it looks like a glow almost on top of the trees from a distance....very cool....

Celia said...

Magnificent reds, such beauty in the cold.

missing moments said...

Those are beautiful photographs of a time of the year when much dullness surrounds us. Great captures!

NanU said...

Gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous!
I really must stop by here more often.

Pauline said...

look at all I have missed by being away from the computer - you've captured the brights of winter, the crimsons and cherries and the startling reds!

SueAnn said...

Wow! Look at all your beautiful photos!! Fabulous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great pictures. And gorgeous red. Happy Christmas and New Year!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Great set of photos...
Love,
Betsy

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love the red and the orchard.
Guess I love all these images...

FrankandMary said...

My eye usually goes to the sepia. But ok, red, too. ~Mary

Jenny Woolf said...

marvellous colours, brightmess agaimst the grey

Dave said...

Nice bright colourful photos Tabor - Dave

Dave King said...

Stunning. The dormant peach orchard is a real dazzler.
Grateful thanks for posting these.

(Your header pic is a real jewel also.)