Photo Challenges – Copper Snow & Candelabra Trees

We had a small snowstorm this week. It took me by surprise; I hadn’t heard the forecast and didn’t know snow was on the way.

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”

                                  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Can a snowstorm be perfect? This one was near perfection, quick, never accumulating on roads or sidewalks, in and out of the area in a hurry, leaving behind a beautiful dusting of white to reflect the waning sunlight.

The winter sun gleamed so brightly in the sky it almost seemed as if it had become a supernova for a moment, illuminating the frozen landscape with a burst of copper.

I looked up the street towards my friend‘s house; she would soon be one of the drivers heading home from work. Maybe she had already made plans to open the curtains, heat up a hot drink, and enjoy the beauty outside her window. The tree in her backyard blazed so bright in the sun it resembled a lit candelabra.

In my backyard, the sun continued to set, leaving behind a pure lavender and gold sky…utterly breathtaking! Winter does have its delights after all.

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall each one a gem

                                          ~William Hamilton Gibson

25 thoughts on “Photo Challenges – Copper Snow & Candelabra Trees

  1. Love that copper candelabra – it looked like a red chandelier in the open, touched by divine hands to show the world that there are still colors amidst the white snow that show up better against the white.I liked to imagine your friend driving home in the cold snow to a hot cup of chocolate or a warm fire or a good book with an Afghan thrown around her feet. It made me think of the scene in Little Women with the four girls waiting for Marmee to come home on a snowy evening.
    Thanks for sharing the magic you saw with your own eyes.
    Susie

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    1. Timelesslady

      Oh Susie, you are so right. I also thought the scene reminded me of something and you are right…it is Little Women. Thanks so much for making the scene even more magical. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Timelesslady

      Thanks so much…it’s the view from my back porch door. I watch the birds that sit on the bare branches to the left of the photo almost every day.

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  2. Debbie Wiles Huffaker

    Oh, my…that copper tree is beautiful and that’s exactly what it looks like. I love the glow the sun can cast in the afternoons. You captured some great fotos!

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