Winter where I live is long and usually cold with many hours of darkness. At the same time it is very beautiful. I have taken numerous pictures of the white mountains against the blue sky, but I have been itching to get out on a snowy day when the mountains can't be seen because of the low cloud, and I can explore the subtle colours.
I finally got our with my camera a few days ago. The temperature was warm (-8 celsius, +17 farenheit), and I spent a few hours taking pictures.
There was so much beauty everywhere I looked.
Even a branch with some fall leaves that never left the tree.
A bit of light came through the clouds in some areas.
and I loved the reddish browns of the willow bushes against the blues of the mountainside trees
the naked branches of winter trees always appeals to me
The clouds lifted a bit to show the small rounded mountains