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Winter Stillness

 Cattails

Cattails

I love wandering the back roads of Vermont all year long, but  especially in the winter. Early in the morning I have the roads almost to myself. Farms which are a bustle of activity with lots of distracting equipment in the warmer months are settled in with snow covering most of the untidiness and sometimes creating idyllic scenes.   

These cattails were in a field not far from a farm yard. Standing on a snow bank with my camera pointing slightly downward I was able to isolate the cattails . The high even clouds created a very even light with out a hint of shadows. The contrast between the new snow and the cattails drew my attention resulting in this rather abstract image.