The heavy white blanket of winter weighes down defiant boughs and covers colored berries.
Winter has loosened her grip, and soon she will be all but broken. The gentle trickle of warmth and water will eventually swell in to a lion of an April, but for now the sky is grey and the vapor is still visible in the earliest morning light. I took these shots the day after a particularly swift and nasty storm. The blue sky seemed to have no recollection of the grey clouds and howling winds which it exuberantly displayed a few dozens of hours prior. The thin air was cold and still and so the white snow sat quite contently atop the orange blazen berries. The icy grip of the season had not yet drained the color from these plants and they defiantly shattered the uniformed white of the landscape. I don’t know how long the color remained, if they sun was benevolent to melt the heavy blanket from its branches or if cold winter winds insist it remain weighing down the boughs bringing them closer to the earth. I snapped these not now, but months ago in the depths of the season. I like the contrast of subjects and the resiliency of the plant against the winter snows.
Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55mm lens