At a glance, the winter landscape in New Hampshire may seem somewhat monochromatic. Right now, there’s a vastness of white snow, a multitude of tree trunks in shades of brown and grey, and a smattering of conifer green. Even the sky has been shadowy, pewter, slate, or ashen most days since November.
But if you look more closely, you’ll see colour here and there, in leaves still on trees, in tree trunks, in fungi and lichen on tree trunks, in berries, and sometimes even in flitting birds. Today on a snowshoe walk I actually spotted some orange carrot peelings and pale green celery tops that someone had tossed into the woods on top of the snow, maybe for animals to eat?
Here are some other colours seen today, a lovely (though cloudy) 31F Wednesday in the middle of winter.
A few less colourful shots from today’s snowshow walk: