Poplar stand in winter

Poplar trees under fresh snow in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Alaska.

Fresh snow is so appealing – poplar trees in winter

Cold air is the most still; and still air doesn’t blow snow off tree branches.

It’s beyond inexpressible how much difference a snowfall like this makes to a photo of a scene. This precise same composition, sans the snow, would feel so infinitely different to this photo; in some weird way, the snow actually brings less clutter, and a more ordered mood, to the photo.

Balsam poplar trees (Populus balsamifera) in winter, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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