Stick Season

I have heard the Canadian winter referred to as stick season. I like that. The outside world becoming minimal in many ways. Reduced to sticks and twigs, spareness of colour and natural design. As the snow gets thicker and deeper so does the spareness. Sometimes it’s a slow build.
All images © Karen McRae

32 thoughts on “Stick Season

  1. Top one is pretty because it still shows who this image belong to.
    But I like 6th one the best, as it shows non = nothing includes everything.
    This abstract image is the Zen. 🙂

  2. I like that term. Here, I judge the winter by how much of my herb garden is showing. In a bad winter, there is nothing but white. You found some nice shapes.

  3. Karen, your photos show that no matter how cold and harsh winter may be, there is fragility there too. Your photos are so delicate. I love winter through your images 🙂

  4. I was about to comment and tell you which was my favourite, but each time I look through it changes. There’s something I love about each of these images, they are abstract yet they perfectly capture the character of the landscape.

  5. Brilliant photos. Manual focusing is just too good. I loved all of the photos, Karen. How cool is that you step out into the cold and do all this. I admire you! 🙂

  6. Beautiful. I love taking photos of fresh snow. Most often there is naturally no color and each bend, twist, turn or knob becomes so important. If we don’t get snow this year, I will be forced to share some from previous years. Or I may share old ones as well…

    I enjoyed these very much.

    😀 Shez

  7. I stumbled upon your site by accident, but what a lucky find! As a keen amateur photographer myself – albeit in a very different style – I find the delicate, poetic quality of your work in general deeply pleasing. Thank you. I look forward to seeing more.

  8. Ooo! These are so beautiful! As a current resident of West Texas, snow scenes are rare at best! We actually did have snow two nights ago, but by the morning all my hopes of getting shots similar to these had melted away. Thank you for sharing the beauty around you!
    These photos are simple and rich and lovely.

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