The clouds blanket the area, blocking the sun, throwing snow around, and making the world look harsh. The wind whips to and fro, chilling everything with its icy fingers. The hardiest of folk are out and about, determined to “do” when Mother Nature is saying “don’t.” The geese from up north linger close to each other, looking for companionship and warmth. It’s March and Old Man Winter is not ready to leave just yet. His welcome has long since worn out.
I love your pictures but they do remind me why I’m not in Ohio anymore!! 🙂
It’s alright up here. 🙂 A bit cold but here in Southern Ohio, not too bad. It’s actually be a mild winter but right now it’s flipped back to cold.
Excellent pictures! Love them!
You captured the essence of “old Man Winter”. Don’t like winter. Can’t wait until it ends. There are some signs of Spring on warmer days; but as you said…Winter lingers….
I think it’s important to have all the seasons. 🙂
Love the stillness of the photos!!
It got cold for us Floridians yesterday, and my crazy Siberian just sat outside on the lanai by herself for awhile!!
Yes, I am sure she loves it. 🙂
Thank you Toni.
Yes, winter is still here, I’m afraid, but who cares when you’re still bringing us these wonderful images??!! 🙂
Love the pictures! Makes me excited for spring to come!
Me too. Thanks Meg.
I really like these… definitely can feel the cold! I especially like the last photo…
It does seem like winter is hanging on till the very last moment. But I keep thinking, perhaps, I see a bit of “spring” peeking in around the edges of the gray clouds. 🙂
I think you are right. I see it too. 🙂
The beauty that comes form the harsh bleakness of winter is just divine, beautiful photos.
I dig the calm indifference that emanates from the geese in the photo. Unlike humans rubbing their mitts to generate warmth, these geese nonchalantly gather on the water, no sense of chatter about how cold it is, just an acknowledging nod to each other that it’s another day at the cold face.
Very true. Thanks!
You have a great talent and from the look of the photos, I get the feeling your in 7th heaven, when practicing your art…)))
Indeed I am. Thanks.
Gorgeous! I especially love “Brave”!
Canada Geese are in Ohio too? I thought they are only here in Canada! (just kidding)! 😉 Great photos, but I do hope spring will come soon!
Yes, we have the geese from up north. 😉 Look for a story about their great family reunion here every year.
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That’s very kind of you. Thanks.
Oh my goodness. More snow! At least the water isn’t frozen over this time. Spring is just around the corner. Ask the geese, they will tell you so.
Yes, there may be a snow storm on Tues Wed too. Too early to tell for sure. We are right on the freezing mark.
Good Evening: You’ve really been on quite a roll lately. Keep up the good work. Vonn Scott Bair
Thanks VSB! 🙂
A certain stillness chills but also soothes me -in a good way- looking at these pictures Seth .
There’s always something sad in winter photos but your pictures have captured all that bleakness!
Wauw, wish I would live there.
Thanks. It’s a nice place.
Seth you got it just right with these. What a short story of winter.
Thanks so much Mike.
Love these shots and the colour (or lack of it) . Superb!
Thanks so much. :)… x
Lol i get so into your pictures and the nature of them..and then an animal pops up and I’m a five year old kid again squealing. Great captures. I love winter. I’m brooding about the weather being too warm ( It’s still cold out and snow is expected for this week, but it lost that bitter chill and crisp winter has).
Ha that’s funny. 🙂
At least the geese were happy on the gray day.
Yes they were. and the ducks too as you’ll see.
I love all these photos. Are they sepia?
No. They are b&w with the reds left in.
Wow. Love your composition!!
Thx Jane and David.
“Solemn” is a lovely image with great composition. If you don’t mind me being critical …… it’s a shame the sky is little burned out. If you’d been able to keep some detail, or lose it completely and have a subtle gradient, the wonderful atmosphere you’ve captured would go through the full image.
Thanks for the critique. 🙂
Love Winter blue.
Thx. 🙂 …