Beauty without color

Inside Norfolk International Airport, Virginia, January 2014

Inside Norfolk International Airport, Virginia, January 2014

“Beauty without color seems somehow to belong to another world.”
Murasaki Shikibu

Walking through the Norfolk airport recently, I looked to my left and saw the scene pictured above.  Though most of the snow had melted, I thought at first it was a tree that was somehow still covered in snow.  However, on looking more closely, I saw it was only the natural color of the tree itself.  It was so striking, I had to stop and take a photo.  I hope the couple in the photo realized the tree, not they, prompted my curiosity!

When I saw Shikibu’s quote, I realized why the winter landscapes can be so arresting.  I doubt that any of us will regret to see the spring that will be coming soon, but I must admit I have rather enjoyed the beautiful aspects of a winter with so much snow.

If you’ve been able to take any photos in the snow, this year or any time, feel free to send them along (or post links to them online) and share the otherworldly beauty of the winter that has now almost passed.  Here’s a lovely photo taken by my nephew Andy, a gifted photographer, who captured this snow scene in northern Alabama just ten days ago.

Andy's snow picture 2-13-14

One year ago today:

The unceasing effort

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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