Now that spring is beginning to show up in the form of flowers and sunshine, I thought I would bid adieu to Winter with some photographs of my recent sojourn to a state park cabin, where my husband and I spent a week hiking, cooking, and cuddling up with our books.
The end of winter, when there is little snow, yet no flowers or leaves, and everything is beige and grey, is often regarded as an ugly time of year. But I quite love the mild earthiness of the colors.
How beautiful are these ice crystals in the soil?
The greens, golds, pale blues, and grey-browns in the photograph above are my favorite colors.
I love how these gold leaves hang so delicately in the rough darkness of the wooded area.
And the russet colors of the next photograph, though muted, seem so rich against the winter backdrop.
It was peaceful, productive, and a wonderful break from our normal daily routines. Now, on to spring!