Wednesday, January 22, 2014

corner view: the colors of january

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.  The theme this week is "the colors of January".

January can certainly evoke a "bleak midwinter" sort of feel. The leaves have fallen from the trees, people have taken down the bright holiday decorations of December, but it's really just that the world has taken on a new look to carry us through to Spring. The colors may be more tame to match our pull to settle in until the season changes and temperatures begin to rise again. 
The mini poinsettia on the sill, giving a splash of color,
to contrast with the more muted scene outside my window.
A frosty window pane is a beautiful crystalline overlay
and warns of extra chill in the morning.
Different colors can be seen in the birds that migrate through the area or over-winter here,
escaping the colder temperatures up North.

If we're really fortunate, a January morning such as this one, brings the sunrise gift of a dusting of snow. By noon it will be gone so an early morning walk is definitely in order today.
But we welcome the sunny days when we can get outside, hike the trails and see the beautiful bones of the trees that we don't get to see when they're in full leaf, and the brown grasses that seem to make the sky even bluer.


Elizabeth said...

Those birds must have escaped from my place., ha!
So nice that you have a little snow and a little warm.

Heather said...

Wow - that blue sky in the last one is amazing! But my faves are the ones of the birds - especially the little guy in the tree.

Tracy Altieri said...

Beautiful, beautiful A reminder that there is beauty on even the coldest of days....

Theresa said...

Really beautiful. And you write so poetically!

Menthe Blanche said...

I love the frosty window. The patterns formed by ice are so delicate.

flowtops said...

You live in a lovely area. Love the bird in the tree.

Stay warm!

jgy said...

Such a beautiful and poetic post,
your January colours are a January poem!!

I would like to ride a horse and dance there !!♡

PS thank you for sharing about the mountain colour there, I am not sure the `real` colour of Mt. Fuji but to me there always seems to be spirit blue surrounding her:))

Beth said...

The poinsettia is an uplifting red---I didn't get any this year,but seeing yours makes me think I will next year.
Such a fat little bird perched up in the tree!
I esp. love the crystalline images on the window and the icy snow sculptures of the trees. Longfellow wrote a poem called "Snowbound" which conjures up wonderful snow images also.:>)

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

i think the morning sun is the best sun for photographing- lovely photos!

Susi-Art said...

i love the "crispy" sunny winterdays!! here it is all grey grey and grey!! ( in the netherlands)

ibb said...

Love the photos of the ice ;)

Francesca said...

though i have a difficult relationship with winter, i'd love to see windows laced with frost one day!

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

both here and in your more recent post the natural vibrancy of winter shines through.
heart warmingly touching, and alluring! hauling spring closer. yes, please.