The weather is in such flux. Warm then cold then repeat the cycle. In this image, the pine cones have started to open because of the warmer weather the sap even started to run. Then zap! Old Man Winter stepped in to show us that Winter is far from over. The sap has frozen in place like frozen sugar crystals. At the base of the image, there is a lonely, young Flicker with a drop of water on the end of it’s nose. He better shake that drop off before it freezes.

Original image of pine cones taken at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. The Flicker was added as a composite image, by using layers, in Photoshop CS6. Snow flakes added with a Photoshop brush by hawksmont “here”
Texture by Painted Textures.

3/2/13-Featured in the group Art and Photography Showcase


winter, seasons, seasonal, snow, snowflakes, flicker, bird, tree, pine cones, sap, nature, cold, texture, diane schuster

I’m a 65 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 1 year ago

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 1 year ago

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Oh so lovely Diane ~the processing is wonderful :)

  • Hi Renee, thanks so much for the wonderful comment and for adding it to your faves! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work Dee

  • Thanks Trudi for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful work, Diane!!

  • Thanks Dlouise for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 1 year ago

    terrific work

  • Thanks Dave for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Beautifully done!!!

  • Thanks Lorilee for the great comment and fave! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 1 year ago

    This is very calming and lovely Diane

  • Thanks very much Danita! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 1 year ago

    Nice . . .

  • Thanks very much Hugh!

    – Diane Schuster

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 1 year ago

    So very beautiful Dee! I love the work you are doing as always!! And it does make a great card!

  • Hi Dottie, thanks very much for the great comment! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

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