This week's prompt for the Nurture Photography Winter Challenge is White|Minimalism. I wondered, "How is white defined?" According to Wikipedia, "White contains all the wavelengths of visible light without absorption, has maximum brightness, and does not have any hue." It's truly minimal by its very definition. It further states that "according to surveys, white is most associated with innocence, perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, lightness and exactitude."
As much as I might dislike winter, there is something wondrous and magical when your part of the world is softly blanketed in white.
It's pure and clean. It is bright. Did you ever notice how much brighter the night is after a snowfall? Almost, glowing.
The snow seems to absorb sound and make the world quieter, peaceful.
I chose a mix of some photos I took a couple week's ago in the midst of a snowfall and a few new ones from this past week's latest storm.
And I as write this, much of the northeast is bracing for the latest storm, a Nor'easter that imminent.
Despite the beauty that does accompany a snowfall, I am just about depleted of any joy I might have found in snow early on in the season. The thought of 4-8 inches of snow coming our way this afternoon does not excite me. I am counting my blessings though. It could be worse. Areas north of us are likely to experience a crippling snowfall.
So, I am thankful. And as hard as this season is on me ... I am going to focus on the good; focus on the positive. After all, it is February, it's a short month and there are 39 days 'til spring.
Be Happy & Enjoy Your Weekend,