In the deep dark winter

It's that time of year when I have to work extra hard to find the beauty of nature. The colors are muted instead of brilliant...but there are colors to be found if I stop to appreciate the shades of browns, occasional blue skies and glimpses of green in the river and hillsides.

This winter has been so mild for us in WV. Today feels like early spring instead of the deep dark winter I brace for as the seasons change. As we say, I'm not complaining! Below is a photo I took just yesterday; I love this tree in a field alongside the trail in Buckeye, WV. Not a trace of snow to be seen.

shades of brown against blue sky.