The day started out sunny and the temperature reached 40.
We tried to get outside while the sun was out...
but, it quickly hid behind the ever present clouds that dominate the sky this time of year.
We took our walk anyway enjoying being together and tromping through the soggy meadow.
There was a bite in the air with the wind whipping around, but it was refreshing and invigorating.
We walked past this old Thorny Locust tree with barbed thorns as sharp as nails.
Varying shades of gray and brown dot the landscape.
Dried, curled leaves and fossilized bedrock in an old hedge row.
And when we got home, I was happy to see an earlier purchase of bright cheery candles and a ceramic granny apple on my kitchen counter.
There is beauty in the subtle shades of an Ohio winter...
But, it's nice to have vibrant colors to compensate for all the neutral.
Wishing you a balanced palette on this Saturday in January,