From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another Day, Another Sunset

January in the Kentucky countryside



January sunset in Kentucky January sunset, Christian County, KY


This is a winter photo. I took it today, January 14. Look how green the grass is from the rains we've been getting. It's much greener now, in the middle of winter, than it was last summer during the drought!

There are a few hints of winter in the photo. The trees and the sprigs of trumpet vine on the post have no leaves. The dead blades of grass in the fence row are left from last summer. But it would only take a week or two of warmish weather to transform this landscape into spring.

Later this week, overnight temperatures are supposed to drop into the low 20s. One night is supposed to be down to 13°. Along with the cold air, we're supposed to get some snow flurries. It's a good thing because, otherwise, the daffodils might start blooming.

2 comments:

Mrs. Mom said...

Simply beautiful. We don't see a lot of beautiful sunsets during the winter months around Seattle.

Genevieve said...

We have gray days also, but I'm sure we don't have as many as you do!

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