The writers over at Gardening Gone Wild have sponsored a photo contest each month for nearly a year now called Picture This and I've admired the wonderful entries from afar. This month, I decided to jump into things and enter a photo of my own.
When I told Romie about the contest and its theme, "Winter Light," I asked him which of my photos he thought I should enter. The same one came to his mind that had come to mine. This is pretty remarkable, considering the sheer number of photographs I've taken over the last three years I've written this blog.
I've chosen a scene captured during a snow and ice storm and have entitled it "Bejeweled." Everything is encased in ice and when the sun hits it, suddenly the trees and fence look as though they're made of diamonds. Mother Nature has taken a simple farm scene and turned it into a glittering masterpiece. If you've ever been witness to this in person, you know that it's a challenge to truly capture the effect in a photograph, it's so stunning. Even so, you can catch a glimpse of it here:
Now close your eyes and feel the biting cold on your cheeks and hear the tinkling of glass as the wind blows through the icy trees...