Windshield | Wenatchee, WA | December 2019

Several loyal followers of this photo blog have queried from afar about the lack of color in recent postings. “What gives? You shooting in black and white?” asked one. No, but I know it looks that way. These are the colors of autumn’s shift to winter in North Central Washington. Gray skies, filtered sun, fallen leaves, dormant grasses — they add up to a palette of muted browns that rivals coffee stains on a UPS uniform. It’s why we applaud the arrival of snow, which brightens spirits and drapes the drab. Unfortunately, it’s also the one color additive we have to shovel.