Another in my winter tree series. Actually I drove through the park today and the snow is gone. See the tree below.
I wanted to post the trees in silhouette, though and the sinking sun behind the trunk.
It ‘s the warmth of the sun on the snow that appeals to me.
My drives through the park after school on my way home have help me appreciate the beauty of the winter.
A different tree but this is the angle of the sun at the time I was driving into the entrance of Highland Park.
Today on the way home, the car thermometer read 63 degrees. Here’s what my trip into the park yielded Monday afternoon. Find the car to check the scale of the tree. Because of the mottled peeled bark, I believe it’s a giant sycamore. Long shadows and blue sky with pretty clouds made it feel like April.
It looks like a sycamore to me too. Magnificent trees. A beauty of a picture !
Thanks for your good words today.
Beautiful pair, Ruth, especially the first. It may be a pain to deal with and create a mess for us but snow sure does offer the chance for some great photos, if we only look. You, Ruth, always look. 🙂
they’re both beautiful! the reflections and warm tints on the snow are really nice,and those shadows in the second one are as important as the tree!
And soon the trees will have leaves. Hooray!
I should get a copy of the first photo so that I, too, can learn to appreciate the beauty of winter.
The winter warmth comes through so beautifully, from the setting sun in the first to the long shadow in the second!
Thanks Patti. That long shadow was something. I appreciate your good words.
Your first photo is magnificent, Ruth, with the late afternoon sun causing the snow to glow like that.The second pic certainly has an air of spring about it. The sycamore is really tall, and even though they’re fast growing trees, it must have taken about 50 years for it to have grown so high. Love those long shadows.
Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice comment today! 🙂
Oooh, I love the big, long tree shadow in pic #2.
Comme c’est beau…!!!