Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Colors

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Dark trees with grey clouds and pinkish reflections

January is a quiet and contemplative month. We’re past the holiday socializing, days are short, and the weather is chilly. Many of us want or need extra rest.

Tree silhouettes with glowing grey and orange skies

Mother Earth rests as well. There are few flowers (even in northern California), few leaves, little in the way of bright colors in nature. And yet, our short days often are graced with beautiful sunsets.

Dark trees with clear purple skies and a few red clouds.

Sunsets, the harbingers of winter nights, can help us predict the overnight temperatures. Warm and rainy, cold and cloudless, or somewhere in between?

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