closeup of snow

Okay, more snow, but I really liked this closeup of snow in the gentle light of this morning, the rich blue shadows contrasting with the buttery highlights.

A blanket of snow is lovely to study as the light passes over it, all the colors reflecting in both shadows and highlights, sparkles flashing momentarily on the edge of an ice crystal, the landscape transformed by this gentle cover. But looking closely at the snow, especially a deep snow, filled with light that changes and fades as it penetrates from the surface of the snow as it does in deep water, the individual crystals are revealed showing in detail that the snow is not a blanket, not one item, but layer upon layer of tiny crystals, a collective, each an individual, all having fallen arbitrarily to cluster together and create the illusion of one undivided unit. A microcosm of the macrocosm, again?


  1. Amazing photo, I´ve spent the last minute or so paying attention to the delicate details of the snow crystal, so beautiful!
    I´d like to invite you to visit my daughter Violeta´s blog with photos she takes. She is only thirteen years old, but I think some of her pictures are very nice. Her blog´s URL is . Only if you have a minute, all right? Thanks in advance,

    1. Muy bueno! Your daughter’s photos are very nice! For a thirteen-year-old she has a good eye for framing a shot, and it looks as if she’s skilled in photo editing software as well. Thank you for sharing! You live in a beautiful place too. It’s good to hear from you again, down there where it’s summer now.

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