lichen adds a spot of colour and texture to the endless white and captures the light,
two little burrs nestled together in a tiny depression made by the snow as if the snow was afraid to get too close to the prickliness,
the beauty of complementary colours - cool pale blue and richly warm burnt sienna - the oak leaves hanging with such confidence having emerged from the wind and blowing snow fully intact,
the impossibly curving lines of limbs and trunks that didn't survive fully intact..
the beginnings of an immense naturally forming teepee,
another curving tree trunk - how did this happen? Its roots were still imbedded in the ground.
I didn't notice the leaf until I reviewed the photo later - another happy accident of nature!