People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.Anton Chekhov
Since we’re not accustomed to dealing with harsh winters — after all, we live in the South — we find cold weather (especially if snow is involved) to be novel enough to make us happy. Our contributions to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 this week are three winter scenes that brought us joy even in the dead of winter.
December 2015 found us in New York City: plays on Broadway, people buying Christmas trees from makeshift sidewalk venues, skaters in Bryant Park, and magical department store windows. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t just winter attire that got our attention but the reflections of other buildings superimposed on this haute couture scene that did.
In McCall, Idaho, we caught the last couple of days of the 2014 Winter Carnival, an event known for some pretty amazing ice sculptures scattered about town. (Like the dinosaur at the top of this post as well as a giant cupcake with a cherry on top!)
And who wouldn’t smile at this photo of a grandpa and his sweet granddaughter taking a winter walk together? This kind of magic just doesn’t last long enough.
And so we agree with Anton Chekhov: “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Weather and seasons may be a frame of mind, after all.
Stay safe out there,
Rusha and Bert
For more entries into Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107: Winter, head to the site of this week’s host, Ann-Christine, where you’ll see her beautiful, somewhat nostalgic photos as well as links to other entries.