Taos in Winter

Sure, tons of snow and single-digit temperatures might make going about your day difficult, but you know what isn’t difficult, oddly enough?

Crawling around the yard in pajamas and a down jacket, photographing plants in snow and ice!

Taos in Winter

I was fascinated by the tiny ice crystals and the way the dead branches seemed to be reaching for the sun.

Taos in Winter

Everything looks so crisp and clean.

Taos in Winter

The ice crystals and translucent dried flower petals are delicate and beautiful.

Taos in Winter

My hibernating maple tree looks as if it’s lit with tiny Christmas lights.

I’d been griping about winter, but now that the sun has come out I’m loving it. I hope you are too.

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8 Comments

  1. Sherry in MT January 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    I enjoy trying to capture the crystals as well. You did great and if I had to pick, that last would be a favorite although the first one was too! Good to know my neighbors aren’t the only ones “wowed” with me outside with camera and flannel jammies!
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    • deonne January 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      Sherry – Those are my two favorites, as well. Thanks for the kind words, and it’s good to know we’re kindred spirits in the PJs department!

  2. Dann January 11, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    Very nice camera work. A lot of photographers will list their equipment and conditions, etc somewhere on the photo credit. I especially like the snowpocolypse pic. You always do a very tasteful job.

    • deonne January 11, 2016 at 7:02 am #

      Thank you for the kind words, Dann. That photo was made during last year’s snowpocalypse, an annual event here in Taos. 🙂

  3. Manisha January 11, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Awesome photos, Deonne! We did finally get a little bit of snow here in MN but not enough and now the deep cold is here. So the only crystals I’ve got is the frost taking over the windows. Winter can be so magical!
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    • deonne January 11, 2016 at 8:38 am #

      Thanks, Manisha! There is something truly special about winter. A gorgeous, crystal-bedazzled season.

  4. Deborah Dash January 14, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    Not being exposed to this sort of thing in California, Bill had an epiphany when he was in the Navy and went on a midwinter cross-country flight to somewhere in the Midwest (Indiana, I think) and landed right after an ice storm had taken place. He saw the trees and bushes covered in ice and realized, “THAT’s what tinsel is supposed to look like!”

    • deonne January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      Deborah, I love that! Thanks for sharing the story.

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