Red

Snowshoeing

It’s amazing–you take a dull grey February afternoon; you strap on snowshoes and go tramping about in the silent snowy woods, and you find yourself saying, “What a beautiful day!” It’s all perspective. Winter does have its own loveliness: quiet, patient, waiting.  We just need to get out into it.  As we were heading back, off in the distance, we saw another pair of snowshoers. One had a bright red jacket (like mine!) This is not a B&W photo with selective coloring–this is the way it looked, one bit of red against the cold winter monochrome.

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9 Responses to Red

  1. danudin says:

    My eyesight must be pretty good as I can see that Ittsy Bittsy Teeny Weeny miniscule splotch of red.

  2. Corinne says:

    Great to be visiting the blog once again. I enlarged the photo and saw the red, but strangely,what really caught my eye even more were the shades of green in the pines.Very mysterious.

  3. John & Lois says:

    Love this tranquil winter scene. All the snow seems to be below and to the east of us this year. No XC skiing for us.

  4. jackscrap says:

    Amazing how such a bleak looking vista can also be quite enchanting, snowshoeing sounds exhausting though.

    • bfcphotos says:

      Not exhausting! Exhilarating. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. It’s a little more effort, but seriously not strenuous. It’s so cool that the snow is a foot or a foot or a foot and a half deep, and you’ve walking on top of it, sinking in maybe two inches. And, while in the summer, you have to stay on the trails in the woods because the underbrush is so dense, it’s all died back in the winter. We can go tramping straight through the woods, and we can’t get lost, because we can just follow our tracks back. Very few people are out there. And, unless the windchill is really low, if you’re properly dressed in layers, you’re perfectly warm. It’s really an almost mystical experience.

  5. Tammy says:

    I love how a winter scene lends itself nicely to a natural selective color effect! This is truly beautiful!

  6. Sounds like fun … great scene.

  7. PC PHOTO says:

    You captured the essence of a winter’s day perfectly! Glad you got out and played in it.

  8. Lorri says:

    Exquisite portrait and narration of what might otherwise be seen as a dismal day.

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