“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up.”
I realize that walking in cold temperatures and snow and ice are not what many people find a comforting thing to do, but I have always found the winter silence of the woods and fields, the gentle light and muted colors, the delicate beauty of ice and snow to be enough to keep me outside exploring from dawn to dusk.
Of all the inspiring scenes I’ve found on my “Winter Walks”, these are the ones that stayed with me afterward as I remembered one of my favorite quotes from Henry David Thoreau: “Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. ~Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author”.
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This set of four designs based on photography are more “seasonal” than “holiday”, and evoke the concepts I pursue with my nature photography.
“Homeward Bound”, found after a major ice storm in Settler’s Cabin Park in Collier Township, PA.
“Arching Branches”, a scene along Chartiers Creek near Bridgeville, PA.
Walking through the local woods after a snow I found a wonderful “Snowy Abstract”.
Encased in Ice
Visiting the Panhandle Trail near Rennerdale, PA I found these delicate branches “Encased in Ice”.
Cards are available in sets of a dozen, three each of four designs, or custom sets by listing the design names and quantities.
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