Once again Gardening Gone Wild is hosting their Picture This Photo Contest and I have to say that the timing of this one wasn't ideal for me since February in CT was grey and didn't really lend itself to the theme for this month's contest: Winter Light. I remind you that along the shoreline in southern CT we tend to get a lot of snow that melts the next day and most days my garden is brown and drab at best. We had a good amount of snow over the past few weeks, but the sun just didn't want to come out.
I tried a few times for interesting photos, but didn't love any of the results (pardon the smaller than normal image size, but we're "borrowing" wifi and the normal size was taking forever to upload):
And then during a snow storm:
I like this photo of the trees on the west side of the house. If there was any sunlight it would have been coming from the right at this time of day:
And manipulating this one of the hydrangea yielded interesting results, but not worthy of entry into the contest:
The following morning the sun came out for about 20 minutes (no lie) and I immediately grabbed my camera, slipped my feet into tall boots, pulled my coat over my PJs, and ran outside. I got a few nice shots of interesting shapes in the snow, but after much debate this is my entry into the GGW Picture This Photo contest:
I love the cotton fluff quality of the snow in the tree above my head with the sun coming through in spots against the blue, blue sky. It's not a perfect photo, some of the branches could be in better focus, but I like it. I hope you and the judge do too!