Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 360 - The brilliant blue of the cloudless sky

Morning sun adds warmth and a slightly yellowish-red tone to new-fallen snow in the branches of a tree in our front yard. With another 10 centimetres of snow accumulated since yesterday, we now have our first real, thick blanket of the season. Too bad it won't last through the next couple of days: with temperatures rising and rain on the way, I don't think the white stuff stands a chance.

I took this photograph at about 9 or so this morning, when the sun was well-established in the sky. It's interesting to see the different kinds of light the sun provides, depending on the time of day and its location in the heavens. Here, the early morning's reds are starting to be replaced by the full yellow and white hues of the midday sun. These colours reflect in the snow on the branches but also bring out the brilliant blue of the cloudless sky.

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