Thursday, December 01, 2016

Bleak December

December begins today, the first day of meteorological Winter. The leaves are all down; the bare deciduous trees contrast with the deep green of the Spruces and Firs in the woods. And the turbulent gray skies form the perfect dreary backdrop for the inherent bleakness of early Winter. Now we wait for snow.

© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. I always think that your photographs are so wonderfully "big". It is not the size on the screen or anything else to do with dimensions, it is something about the composition of the photographs themselves. You can fit more space in a camera lens than anyone I know.

    1. Thanks, Alan! I think I inherited that from my father; he only had a Kodak Instamatic, but he loved to take wide, sweeping scenic shots wherever we went. My best-remembered memories of vacations include my Dad with his glasses propped up on his forehead and his eye glued to the viewfinder of the camera, usually with mountains in the background.