Winter Gold

posted by Sharon January 14, 2014 27 Comments

What are the colors of the landscape where you live? We have no crystal white snow here. Some trees stand bare, but others are their perpetual green.

Winter blooms are mostly deep pinks and purples here. But the color I noticed in my recent walk by the river surprised me. Gold — winter gold.

Sometimes I wish I lived where snow blankets the world. I love to crunch through the cold drifts, enjoying the beauty of piles of white on bare branches. But how can you beat the cheer of even a small bit of gold?

We may wish some days for colors that someone else looks on. Maybe the next day we’re glad our world looks the way it does. I’m thankful for the soft winter sun, the green that lives next to the stark, bare trees. The blue snatches of the river. And the brave flares of gold.

Wishing you joy in whatever the scenery holds for you this week. No matter the colors, may you find delight.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Second photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture BB1.

 

 

 

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27 Comments

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Leave It To Davis January 14, 2014 at 5:56 am

What a nice post…..finding joy in what you have is the answer to true happiness. You must have found your true happiness.

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Pieni lintu January 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

Snow and freezing cold here in Finland. 😉

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Cindy M January 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Thank you for sharing your Winter Gold with us today! It is a welcome sight for those of us with gray and white snow. I especially love the very last photograph of the aspen leaves. Looks like pointillism to me.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin January 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Brown and white and more brown here. I would love a pop of color – so thank you for sharing yours!

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Michelle B January 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Your winter gold is beautiful. I really like your third picture, it has a dream-like look to it. Out my window is a lot of brown and dull green, our pretty white snow has melted.

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Catherine January 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Love all the golden leaves and beautiful soft light illuminating them, makes for a magical landscape!

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Sheila January 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Very pretty! I love how the gold colors contrast with the blues and purples in the background.

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nina bille (@ThoughtsImages) January 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You have captured the cold, golden shades beautifully, Sharon!

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Peabea January 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I love your description. We have snow but no winter gold. Just dreary when the snow is gone and the earth is just grey, but I do love those days too when the sunshines because it makes for better travel and getting out of the house. All the photos you shared today are perfect. 🙂

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Tammy January 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Very pretty photos. No snow here. We have lots of conifers, though, so it’s mostly green. 🙂

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Pat January 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Beautiful photos. You have gorgeous color in the landscape; here, it’s gray and dreary.

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Sharon Furner January 14, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Winter Gold is the PERFECT title for you gorgeous photographs….all tinged with gold midriffs. We, also have no snow….but also no golden touched shrubs or trees….rather bleak. So I shall enjoy yours.

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dalettre January 15, 2014 at 12:32 am

Most golden nature makes me sneeze, but it is lovely! 🙂

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Lisa @ FSL January 15, 2014 at 12:41 am

Your pictures are beautiful. I am stuck in monochromatic brown right now, so it is lovely to come visit your golden yellows today.

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deanna1043 January 15, 2014 at 2:59 am

You have it much prettier there than here…snow is melting and there is slop all over. Enjoy your beautiful gold!!

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kim January 15, 2014 at 3:54 am

That gold is really unexpected for January, but how wonderfully cheerful! Is autumn just catching up, or is this a normal winter thing?

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Prairie Jill January 15, 2014 at 5:21 am

Aaaahhh – so nice to see green again! Beautiful images. (If you really want to see snow, come on up and visit me!)

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Becs January 15, 2014 at 9:57 am

So lovely – I would take your beautiful winter gold over snow or our own ‘winter grey’ anytime! Love the beautiful soft light in the third image. Beautifully done.

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Pride in Photos Photography January 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

A nice pop of color in the winter….I will take that any day. Funny how we both talked about this today on our post♥

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kathy January 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Gorgeous scenery, beautiful photography.

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Buckeroomama January 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Oh, Sharon – I love this series of shots. Winter gold indeed. I love the colors.

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Salma January 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Wow, look at those colors…amazing. The earth is truly beautiful.

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Nancy Claeys January 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Gorgeous colors — and I love the light and painterly feel to your photos Sharon. xo

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a spirit of simplicity January 16, 2014 at 1:19 am

very pretty winter gold. We don’t get very much gold in winter here…mostly black, brown and grey…with plenty of white

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jade January 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

I like how you coined that “winter gold” — it’s perfect!

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Anne January 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Beautiful and so different to here. Every place and season has it’s beauty.

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Ida P. Krause January 19, 2014 at 5:34 am

Catching up on some commenting. Just wanted you to know these are wonderful shots. So lovely and such pretty golden tones.

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