Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter in Ohio


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,

Heather


19 comments:

  1. Those are some pretty photos. We need to get out more, hopefully this week. I did get some pictures of the freezing fog we had last week, I hope to share that soon. We are supposed to get near 40 also this week. I wonder where winter went? :)

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  2. Well said, exactly how I feel about living in a desert country, where everything looks the same all the time, except in the winter when plants are able to grow and flowers bloom. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Have a peaceful Sunday. Tammy

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  3. What a nice post heather. Hope you have a delightful weekend.

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  4. We are going to get out for a walk later today, down to the beach. I loved the ceramic apple. Have a great Sunday.

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  5. At least it was warm enough to get out, so often it isn't at this time of year.
    Hugs,
    To you,
    Meredith

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  6. Oh, how I remember those gray days. Born and raised in Ohio, I still call it home even though we haven't'the lived there since the late 50's. Once a Buckeye always a Buckeye. Hugs

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  7. Great post Heather, I love your photo's :) xx

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  8. I'm happy about the weather so far this winter in Indiana. Even with the snow coming tonight, it's a lot less than last year.

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  9. Aren't those thorns amazing! When I visited a friend in MO this fall she showed me one of her trees that produces thorns...can't remember its name but I don't want to touch those thorns! So glad you were able to have a good walk and come home to the warm promise of candles and light...a lovely balanced palette, Heather : )

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  10. I do remember winters in Ohio. I think it's wonderful you can find beauty in the grays and browns. I had a friend who moved there from Florida some years back and was so depressed when winter came. The lack of bright colors was hard on her. You definitely have to have something bright and cheery. Pretty candles :-)

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  11. Hi Heather, I wanted to reply to your question but seems you are no-reply comment blogger. What you are seeing in the pictures is just the street lights -- but there are actually some turbines at the other end of the area near the highway. Some family actually put them up for their own use. :) Have a good week. Tammy

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I've had problems with that in the past. I reset my e-mail, so hopefully that worked. Thanks again. Have a great day. Heather

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  12. Most definitely! It's always nice to see a splash of color during the cold dreary Winter months. Love your ceramic apple and the Yankee candles. Wonderful photos!
    xx Beca

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  13. Sunnier days are ahead. Hopefully we are on the down hill slide for Winter. : )

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  14. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog...so nice to meet you and read your post. I'm in Ohio, too!

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    1. That is neat :-) We are in the Lebanon area kind of between Cincinnati and Dayton.

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  15. Heather...I loved seeing the vibrant colors of the candles and ceramic apple...but the shades of winter are pretty in their own stark way. I'm glad you were able to get outside as a family and enjoy the fresh air. Hugs to you, Dianna

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  16. Wow, the Thorny Locust tree is quite something! I have never seen anything like it before. Thank you, my dear, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

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  17. I'm with Stephanie, that Thorny Locust tree is something else. Lovely post!

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