Saturday, January 05, 2019

Saturday Snapshot: Winter Shapes & Patterns

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at A Web of Stories (same host as always but with a new blog - check it out!).

After three months of being mostly housebound due to a flare-up of my chronic illnesses, I started to feel better finally on Christmas Day (good timing!), so I was thrilled to start off my New Year able to take walks again! I walked (not far but I got out) each of the last four days, and it feels SO good to be outside in the fresh air and moving again.

I was thinking yesterday that there's nothing interesting to take photos of in winter in my neighborhood, and then I realized that although there's not a lot of color, winter has its own kind of beauty - in stark shapes and patterns in nature. Here are some that I noticed this week:

Bare branches against a gray sky

I love looking up at the shapes of the clouds

This twisty tree is even more interesting in winter!

Even the cracks in the asphalt are patterned!

Rock mulch

Pachysandra creates a canvas of green

Leafless shrub reveals the intricate web of branches

Our Jan 1 walk - Happy New Year!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Dark, wet, and dreary outside here, but we'll be taking down all our Christmas stuff today.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly, but I'm glad to hear that you are improving! It looks like you had some pleasant winter weather over the holidays!

    1. Still pretty cold here, Melinda but no snow since November (which was kinda crazy for here!). Thanks for the well wishes!