FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, December 2, 2010

There is a problem with beautiful things, they are not beautiful to everyone. The old saying is that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Probably that is true. Frost on the trees is one of those things that can inspire a Canadian and perhaps terrify someone who has watch the movie “Dr. Zhivago” one to many times. Frost forms on things when there is fog and the temperature is below freezing. If you are taking pictures the gloomy skies and low light levels reduce the impact of the stark white twigs and the larger dark stems of the trees. Only on rare occasion do we get a sunny day right after a night of fog. Today wasn’t one of those days.

We have a little bit of snow nearly every day lately and as I drove around both enjoying the scenes and trying to capture the images I was pleased with the wonders of this new winter. I grew up in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and we did not have the mixture of conifers and leafy trees that we see in Tisdale and though we had lots of nasty blwoing snow it did not accumulate on the bows of trees or on the tops of fence posts. So to me these scenes shown here today are the sort of winter pictures I had seen as a kid but never really understood where such a place might be.

Because of the cloud and low light even with colour most of these images looked black and white anyway so I have shown them here mostly devoid of colour. Perhaps another day we will have both sunlight and frost at the same time.