Woods from the Edge of the Road 1
December 2, 2016
The first stop I made while wandering northern Ohio Sunday was by these woods. I was drawn to several things here: the colors, the light, some specific trees, remnants of a fence, and the goldenrod. The goldenrod seedheads that I photographed on Wildflower Hill a while ago were silver; these were coppery gold.
what a subtle but well defined richness of neutrals you found!
December 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM
Thanks, Leslie. I was fascinated by the limited pallet, especially in this view.
December 2, 2016 at 11:55 AM
I like it, and along with the next one, they’re a a nice illustration of the beauty that can be found in December – without resorting to red berries and evergreens ! 😉
It could be even more abstract, if you crop out the green grass at the bottom.
December 4, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Yes, I realized that later. Hm. Maybe I’ll go back into it and do that now. Glad you like these even before the recrop. I like all the gold color you get in winter; we really don’t need the red berries and evergreens. Maybe.
December 4, 2016 at 2:34 PM
I like this, Linda. Subdued colours and strong lines – very effective.
December 6, 2016 at 9:09 AM
Thank you, Andy. I had driven around quite a while before finding anything that called to me. But these woods sure did.
December 6, 2016 at 11:46 AM
I love that phrase: ‘called to me’. It immediately reminds me of one of my favourite quotes: ‘The eyes are the scouts of the heart’ by Joseph Campbell. Both those ‘quotes’ speak of the connection between our eye and our Creative Heart. You cannot have one without the other.
December 6, 2016 at 12:34 PM
I had not heard that Joseph Campbell quote, Andy. I really like it. Thanks for sharing it.
December 6, 2016 at 2:06 PM