Fields of Winter.
In February the days are getting longer and the warm brown grass tussocks from the previous year begin to appear from beneath the snow. The evening skies are painted in blue and pink and the mercury no longer plunges below zero as it did in the long cold weeks of January. In a few weeks this will become a place of brilliant strangely colored small ponds beneath the late winter sun and some green may even appear!
This photo was taken on February 18, 2009 as I headed across the field to the orchard to prune the trees...
(please click on the photo for a larger image)
To my Steemit explorer friends,
I have probably taken over a million photographs of the natural world since childhood; this is a daily series of some of those I most treasure.
Where They are From
Many are from an organic orchard that I created on the hill above my home. When you are raising trees from saplings you are out in all weather at all hours and see remarkable things.
Some are from my art studio and my efforts there- especially those on behalf of the Tibetan people.
Still others are from my wanderings in the wilderness with compass and map my companions. Many are featured from posts I have created here on Steemit and I will link to those whenever possible if you wish to read more of the how, when and where.
Please upvote if you liked this post, and follow for more journeys through our mysterious and amazing world. And please comment as I greatly value these and will answer any questions you may have (and generally go to look at your posts of course since I consider a group of friends the most valuable possible outcome from efforts on Steemit.
*This photo was taken with the Canon EOS 70D, 18-55 mm lens