Unless the weather decides to spring a last minute wintry surprise, I am anticipating an early start to a fabulous spring. After the freezing weather in January with frequent snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures, the weather in February has been relatively pleasant, often filled with bright sunshine. I hope it will continue this way until spring … but … even if it does not, I am still pleased that spring is just around the corner.
And as a little momento of the soon-to-be-over winter season, below are some photos of the day when the hubby and I decided to take the long route to do our grocery shopping by passing through the woods so as to be able to go walking on freshly fallen snow.
However, unlike the colourful photos that I had shared in my previous post of autumn colours, these photos are the total opposite. Apart from the spot of colour provided by the skiing jacket that the hubby was wearing during the walk, the photos are almost devoid of colour. Almost like black and white photographs … I love them! 😀
After the initially flurry of snowfall just a few days after we went walking in the woods to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours in early November, it did not make its grand appearance again until the first week of January. And when it came … what a nice change it made to the landscape.
Covered in snow, the woods was magically transformed into a charming winter wonderland. And we were very fortunate that the snow which had been falling since the previous day finally stopped just as we reached the woods, so that I was able to take clear snapshots of our little walk.
The tree-tops in winter. What a contrast to those seen in autumn!
Second waterfall, as seen from the top of a slope. It is not as nice as the first waterfall but this is definitely one of my favourite shots of that late Saturday morning walk. It looks almost otherworldly, does it not?
These small red berries covered in snow provided such a beautiful contrast to the grey and white backdrop.
Even though I shall miss such a beautiful snowy landscape, the arrival of warmer weather means that I can now indulge in my other passion … gardening and foraging! So I have no complain if we do not get anymore flurries for the last remaining weeks of winter! he,he,he … 😀