I remember singing this carol in church many years ago. I thought about the word bleak. How aptly that can describe the middle of Winter. The holidays are behind us and Spring seems forever away. The long nights and frigid temperatures of January make enjoying an afternoon in the sunlight rare and not always inviting. Cold and frost infuse the world, icing the air and make that first deep breath outside every morning a bone chilling experience. Beauty still lives, maybe dormant or sleeping, but if you search, she is present.
NIkon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28mm f/16 ISO 100 1/6 sec