I don't usually photograph trees when it snows. For one thing, the snow on the ground usually gets my feet wet. For another, I hate taking pictures when the sky looks gray or white instead of blue -- and that is usually what happens when it snows. Third, snow is often accompanied by wind. Wind is a well known adversary to nature photography.
But today, all the elements were favorable for me to give it a go -- so I went outside to take pictures of trees in the snow. I had new waterproof boots, so my feet didn't get wet. There was no wind whatsoever. And the sky was as saturated with blue as I could have hoped. Sure my hands got cold, but with everything else going right, how could I let that stop me?
So I bundled up, grabbed my camera and tripod and headed over to Bullington Garden in Hendersonville, NC. There is a large oak tree that commands attention at the end of a small field. It is resplendent in the snow.
Ruthie photographs trees because she loves them.
1 - 3pm
A Walk in the Woods
423 N. Main St.
Photographer and editor Ruthie Rosauer will be on hand to autograph copies of her book, THESE TREES. The book, a compilation of 140 trees photos paired with poems, has been described as "A gorgeous book, a heart-opening photo collection."