Tuesday, February 23, 2010

B&W -- almost

It's only natural and to be expected that after my paean to color, my next major photo op would turn out to be nearly black and white. Oh, all right, grey-green and white, mostly. You see, we are enjoying the fruits of a proper El Nino winter, which means periodic snow storms. Which should result in wonderful early spring wild flowers down in the desert elevations. If you peer closely, you'll see a touch of brown (the scrub branches) in the picture above -- and, of course, the yellow shout of heavy earth moving equipment below.

The decorative schist along the driveway came closest to the real black and white that I claimed in the title. The wormy looking snow below was the result of a tree that was busy shrugging off its snow load.

Above: a tree shadowed the stones here; below, one day later, much of the white stuff has melted away.

The clearing sky lends a slight blue tinge to the upper corner of this screen scene.


Catalyst said...

Good photos, Julie. I was driving into town yesterday at the height of the "storm". A couple of hours later, the sun had come out and everything was melting. But it was pretty!

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

In order to to make moisture and cold air available to your area, we have thoughtfully contributed same and are to enjoy (?) a spate of bone dry temperatures in the 35C-42C range in the next 4 or 5 days. Enjoy, already.


Anonymous said...

Here on the left coast, we've had several sunny days, so I expect that sunshine is also headed your way.

Darling Husband discovered a site and business for those VERY serious B&W ditigal photogs:


So very happy to see you back posting and photog-ing! Missed you very much.

~Anon in AV.

Lucy said...

Good to see you out and about, virtually speaking, thanks for visit, which made my day.

I don't mind if winter stops now.

diana said...

Nice snow pics! And interesting contrast to beautiful colors of tulips!

Kate said...

I didn't realize you got that much snow down there. In spite of me being totally over winter... I loved the pics. :)

Kathleen said...

brrrr! and I am so glad to see my snow melt fast =p Nice to have you back *big smile*

Granny J said...

cat-A -- Sson drove me down the White Spar through that lovely little "storm". It was beautiful!

bro -- well, Perth will just have to stay dried out for a while -- we've earned all this moisture.

anon av -- I missed doing the blog, I did! It's great to be back.

lucy -- you and your camera did very well by the Brittany winter! Beautiful pix that you posted while I was on my sick bed.

diana -- I was fascinated by the juxtaposition of the color -- and the B&W.

kate --- I guess that winter is now officially over, but I suspect we've got a bit more in store. We're having a proper El Nino for a change.

frame -- that's one of the things I love about Prescott -- snow today, sunshine the next.

azlaydey said...

I'm so glad to be able to get my Granny J fix in the morning. Your perspective of the world makes me want to look at the world in a new way for myself and be a better photographer.

Steve said...

Nice shots. We have been getting above freezing weather and we had sun today. The snow here is starting to melt.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see you getting back into blogging. Nice photos, I like the colorful still life.

Granny J said...

lady -- I'd say you're doing pretty doggone well as a photographer alreay!

steve -- we just got a fresh load of snow this morning (Sunday)...

dagny -- it's great to be back online -- I surely missed it!

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