Frost on a spider’s web at Pickmere Lake in the Cheshire countryside in Knutsford, UK (Photo: Christopher Furlong)
While most of Europe is covered in snow and temperatures have gone to unusual lows, even in the Southern parts, Mother Nature is creating chaos on the roads and in airports. As travelers are struggling I wanted take a moment to enjoy some of the beauty that gets laid out before us during Winter.
Reflections in a field of snow in Whistler, Canada (Photo: Sono Fanick)
As artists we always get inspired by nature who as the supreme painter and sculptor creates some of the most incredible colors, patterns, shapes and formations. I remember how mesmerized I was as a child seeing the sun sparkling on a field of fresh snow, the crystal formations on glass, the amazing shapes of icicles,and the early sugary frost on leaves. While reflecting on my memories I am sitting at my desk in rainy San Francisco wanting to share some of the stunning beauty of Winter.
Icicles on the fountain of the Naiads in Rome (Photo: Alessandro Bianchi)
Aurora Borealis over Bear Lake, Alaska (Photo: courtesy of WikiTravel)
Ice crystals in Norway (Photo: Dr. Hinrich Bäsemann)
Elephant Foot Glacier in Greenland (Photo: courtesy of Guardian UK)
Snow crystals on the window of a car in Bayreuth, Germany (Photo: David Ebener)
“The Golden Morning” River Allan, Scotland (Photo: Arnold Ochman)
Icicles in Syracuse, New York (Photo: Vincent W. Hevern)
Iceberg at Jökulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland (Photo: Pierre Thomas)
Icicles at Lee Vining Creek in Mono County, California (Photo: Jim Donaldson)
Overcast moonlit sky through the poplars (Photo: Grant Hutchinson)
Ice cave, Spencer Glacier in Alaska
Icicles (Photo: courtesy of Scenic Reflections)
Ice cave under a glacier in Alberta, Canada (Photo: courtesy of Pixdaus)
Celestial sky over Patara Beach, Turkey (Photo: Tunc Tezel)
Ice crystals in a small crevasse (Photo: Commander John Bortniak)
Ice crystals on a Palo Verde tree in the Sonora Desert (Photo: courtesy of AZ Joe)
Sunset over a winter landscape (Photo: courtesy of Reverent Irreverence)
Patterns in snow in Quebec, Canada (Photo: Gaëtan Bourque)
I would love to hear about your impressions of Winter.