Sunday Stills: The Long and Winding Road

Country road in winter

Country road in winter

This long and (partly) winding road represents to me the year 2014 as it is coming to an end. A first snow covered our mountains for a few days before spring-like temperatures melted most of it in two days. For me, it’s time to settle in for winter and take stock of the events and insights from the year.

Ed’s Sunday Stills theme: The Long and Winding Road.

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33 Responses to Sunday Stills: The Long and Winding Road

  1. dogear6 says:

    I can’t believe it’s already cold and snowing, although we did not have snow in Richmond. Whew!



  2. cindy knoke says:

    this is gorgeous~


  3. Carol says:

    I think that’s what winter is for!


  4. bythebriny says:

    Lovely angles here…


  5. jamborobyn says:

    This image also reminds me of my 2014 and strangely or not Hex 53 of the I Ching. I like it a lot. On the flip side – over here summer has just made a flying leap from the wings to land, smack, bang, centre-stage. It’s hot!


  6. I love this photo. Good job.


  7. kazg10 says:

    Its just gorgeous, its like a zipper that has been opened on the landscape if you don’t look too clearly at it. Its almost monochrome and would look, I imagine, just as great in black and white 🙂


  8. goannasnake says:

    I love the contrast of the black ribbon through the white, especially the distinct edges. There’s no in between.


  9. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Who knew that that is what winter is for. So brilliant yet so simple. Thank you Annette, you are a star. 😀


    • That’s the process that happens in nature, Nomzi – pulling inward, hibernating, but still gathering forces for spring. I recently got nervous about the garlic I planted in late Sept/early October because most of it had not put up green shoots (garlic cloves get planted in late fall and overwinter in the soil). so I dug up the rows to see what was happening and it was amazing: the cloves had developed a substantial rootball and were beginning to send up shoots. That’s the symbolism of what’s possible during the winter.


  10. So beautiful, Annette, but I don’t envy you the cold weather. 🙂


  11. Tish Farrell says:

    This such a starkly splendid photo, Annette. Very shivery though. It’s turned cold in the UK too, though we have sun.


  12. There’s something about this image that strikes a chord in a wistful sort of way. It’s quite beautiful, Annette.


  13. Annette, your beautiful image reminds me so much of Germany, it kind of made me homesick, but in a good way.


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