Day 361 – Does the forest dream of summer?

Day 361 – Does the forest dream of summer?

Does the forest dream of summer?

December 26, 2016 – There really is something magical about a forest blanketed in snow. There is a quiet, a peace….when I stand here, the entire world is muffled in a blanket of silence, and I feel the world around me a little bit more clearly.

If snow falls from the trees, does anybody hear?

Even when a breeze slips through the trees, they let their blanket of snow sift silently off their branches to drift magically to the ground below.

Bridge over a frozen river

Even the river sleeps, occasionally finding an opening, showing its face for a moment, before sliding back under the thick blanket of ice, its fall silenced.

Marysville Falls

The colours of midsummer a memory, hidden in deep shadows.

A Monochromatic World

The vacationers long gone, flown south to warmer climes, their summer homes empty and cold, no raucous mouths awaiting feeding again until spring.

Winter vacancy

But even though the forest is cold and impersonal, colourless and quiet, the sunlight still finds a way to bring a touch of golden light and dust everything in a shimmering sparkle as its rays pass through the fine snow drifting from the branches above.

Sleeping forest

Winter is a quiet time, the forest and many of its residents asleep; in its silence it has a beauty all its own.

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  11. Missy2004 December 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    What beautiful snow photos < I was wondering how you had snow ,when my friend in Gastown doesn’t but then i saw you are not in Vancouver for the holidays.

  12. Free 2 Be December 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Actually just landed back in Vancouver and there is snow here, just not downtown.

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