Kind of a strange title, I know, but I bet it caught your attention. That’s what I have always referred to when talking about trees after they have lost their leaves. There’s no denying the beauty of foliage and all that it signifies…springtime, birds, sunshine, vibrancy, etc…everything I love (I am very much a summertime person), but I have always been completely fascinated by the beauty of the “naked” trees and the shapes and randomness of the the limbs and branches that become visible once the leaves have fallen. For years, I even had a photo that I had taken and had matted and framed, hanging in my family room in Burnt Hills, of a completely dead tree on VanVorst Road that I just thought was so beautiful. The tree was taken down years ago, but I had that photo up forever.
Naked treetops are even MORE interesting and beautiful when covered in snow. Now they are just lacy and spectacular!
I attended a Christmas party at the Auto Museum last month and, as I was leaving, I noticed how gorgeous all of the trees in the parking lot looked with the lights shining down through the snowy branches. It was really magical out there. So, I ran back to the car, grabbed my camera and started taking photos.
I started walking toward the Hall of Springs, snapping away as I went…
It was a special night and a beautiful walk, and those lacy, snowy, naked trees played a huge role in the beauty of the night.