For many long years now I have despised winter, finding little beauty even in a fresh fallen snow. I look outside and see little but death.
As I read through the current issue of National Geographic I saw a series of three pictures that brilliantly captured my assessment of winter.
The images were taken by Kacper Kowalski of a lake in Tricity Landscape Park (somewhere in Poland) and its surrounding forest. They were published in the section, Visions of Earth 2014.
The first picture was taken in the spring:
This photograph shows the area to be full of life and beauty.
The second picture was taken in the autumn:
Here, some life remains, but the color is clearly retreating.
The third picture was taken in the winter:
It looks barren and bereft of life. This is why I hate winter.