I took a winter’s walk a few days back looking for January color. If I’m not finding it in Georgia I’m not looking close enough. Dreary winter days are hard to handle. Some of you folks out there have more experience with cabin fever than I ever will. God bless you is all I can say. I don’t know how you do it but you do it well and I read your post and view your photography and thank God for you hardy souls. There is a lot of bitter cold around now. Some of you may be cooped up and feeling like winter will never end. It will. The sun will shine and a veritable heat wave for your neck of the woods will get you out for a walk about. Enjoy it. I did.
Open water in January! That may be an oddity for some of you folks. Our winters are usually pretty mild. Hardly ever do we get a 24 hour period of below freezing weather. Today was an exception. Tomorrow is suppose to get back into the low forties following a low of 13 tomorrow morning.
The red bark maple, Acer Palmatum makes a great winter display of color contrast. It would be gorgeous in the snow wouldn’t it! Enough of that. You’ve probably had a flake or two around for several weeks now!
Hot’lanta doesn’t get much snow. That’s ok with me. Three to four inches will make things really pretty but let it be gone by noon! I got close enough to the city to grab a sky line shot the other day. This view is from the SW burbs. That’s about as close as I have to get to the city on the job. Steve from Alaska posted a blog about coyotes today. I mentioned I had seen a couple of live ones over the years. The most recent one was about 4 – 5 years back no more that a mile from this location.
January color is everywhere. City and country scenes await you. At your first chance get out with your camera and take a walk about. Breath deep and thank God you can. Look for the unexpected and you just may find a seat to rest your aching bones from all this walk about crap that wore your butt out after holiday eating and no exercise for 6 to 8 weeks. God bless us all.
I’m counting with Beth.
Shivering j, out.