If you've been reading my blog for even the tiniest bit, you've probably picked up on the fact that winter isn't my favorite season. For that reason alone, this post will likely surprise you. You can't get any more "wintry" than ice crystals. Two things happened for these photos to even occur. First, the crystals were on the outside of my front door (so I could stand inside and take the photos thru the glass!)
and secondly, I am unable to resist the lure of a good photo. I just had to see what my lens could capture, especially if it didn't require boots and a coat.
Don't the patterns look like needles on a tree branch?
It was a balmy 3 degrees when I awoke this morning, and another 2 inches of fresh snow had fallen overnight. The sky was still overcast, hence the gray background. If my brain weren't so fuzzy in the AM's, maybe I would have thought to put a light behind the crystals to really make them shine. Can't you just see how spectacular that would have been?
I think that's as close as I'm getting to winter photos. I usually try to avoid them like the plague. You know, denial. It works for me. If I do it long enough, it's eventually spring. What a happy thought!