This time of year in South Dakota there can often be plenty of grumbling heard about the cold and snow but I quietly treasure in my own heart a deep love and appreciation for Winter’s pleasures. Driving to work down Greenfield road on a frosty, foggy morning in January offers this exquisite view of the quiet landscape resting from the urgent Autumn’s yield.


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  • charitygrace
    charitygraceover 4 years ago

    Great atmosphere!

  • Dawne Olson
    Dawne Olsonover 4 years ago

    Thank you!!

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you

    – Dawne Olson

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 4 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful view, Dawne! The mood is so wonderfully quite and peaceful, and you captured those feelings so perfectly in your image! Superb work!

  • Thank you Gene… something about a peaceful morning like this just sets the day off on the right foot. Glad I could share it.

    – Dawne Olson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    How lovely, and I have to agree, despite being one of those grumblers on occasion, that with the stark white beauty, the mist and quiet, Mother Nature’s sure is impressive in winter. It’s a calm soothing feeling isn’t? We are not overcome with saturated colors and abundance of foliage, but get to see the bare bones of the land softened by a white blanket. Sorta like seeing in b & w…

  • I couldn’t have said it any better than that! Thanks for sharing the moment with me :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • DesImages
    DesImagesover 4 years ago

    The light appearing just over the tree is beautiful! A lovely scene.

  • Thanks Denise.. it is the sun… although hard to tell because it turned out as this abitrary “glow” that has no real spherical definition. The fog was quite heavy.

    – Dawne Olson

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 4 years ago

    Such beautiful atmosphere in this image Dawne……………..
    most perfectly captured…………………..
    cheers, Rosie

  • Thank you!!

    – Dawne Olson

  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...over 4 years ago

    beautiful:) xoxox

  • Thanks so much!

    – Dawne Olson

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    lovely soft colours and scene, great work

  • Shell59
    Shell59over 4 years ago

    Scenes like this lovely one you did tend to take
    away my own often grumbling attitude about winter!..
    Beautiful colors and composition;0)

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