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“Lake Effect.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

Hi everyone!

Karen Glosser here with my final dispatch. It has truly been a pleasure spending this month with you as your Creators & Innovators newsletter host. Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to learn a little more about me and the work I’ve done.

For this final newsletter, I want to provide you with a photo essay. These pictures come from my collection “Winter Dreams.” I hope they bring you joy and solace as we trek into February.

Winter Dreams…

Evergreen boughs blanketed with snow,
Bare, sculptural branches of sleeping trees,
A quiet snowfall that hushes the world…


Join me on a visit to the wintry western New York woodlands as experienced through my lens, with a few brief words, often scribbled in a notebook at the time I created the image.

“Finery.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

The delicate finery of a December day.

Spun from precious water, worked by Winter's hand.

“Morning Sun.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

Morning Sun

Writes

Poems in the Snow

“Remnants of a Season Past.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

A blustery day with

Remnants of a Season Past.

“Subtle Secrets.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided. 

Winter trees' Subtle Secrets, 

revealed on a woodland walk

“The Trees and I.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

The wonder of snow-

Flakes fall

The trees and I find peace.

“Sparks.” Photo: Karen Glosser/Provided.

And now I leave you with an excerpt of one of my favorite poems by romantic era poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley:
 

And, by the incantation of this verse,

Scatter, as from an unextinguish'd hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawaken'd earth

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

-
from “Ode to the West Wind”
 

I wish each of you a wonderful happy winter and a beautiful upcoming spring!

- Karen

Karen Glosser is a fine art photographer from western New York. Follow her on Instagram, like her on Facebook, or visit her website at www.karenglosser.com.

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