Winter has returned to Portland with clouds and rain; the city is in hibernation. I walk the dogs on streets almost devoid of life. Rarely do I pass anyone else on foot, most people bustle to and from their cars seeking the warmth and protection they afford. The trees are bare, the leaves long since gone but signs of life are returning. Some brave bulbs are showing little blades of green as they slice through the cold wet earth. I cannot wait for the return of the flowers and the insects they attract. In a few months the world will be alive and there will be times when I feel overwhelmed. I must remember to enjoy the peace and solitude while it lasts.
Canon 1D X, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/800 sec @ 320 ISO