Winter in black & white

There is such stillness in the woods at this time of year.

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Although the stream still flows, the edges are crystallized in ice.

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And there is always evidence of creatures just having come and gone…

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The depression in the snow around this tree trunk reminds us that there is energy in the form of heat emanating from its seemingly life-less form.

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Is there anything more solitary than this abandoned chair?

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I feel like this contorted weeping mulberry; huddled and twisted in the cold.  I’m ready for spring, thank you.

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