Most people think of Christmas colors when they think of December.
But there is more to December than red and green.
I love the color of ice, and the patterns in frozen puddles,
|Young vineyard north of town|
the extraordinary whiteness that only appears in winter, against stark backgrounds,
red berries dripping with rain water,
and the peeling madrone trees, as colorful as circus people.
Today, the darkest day of the year, is a great day to celebrate color.
All pics shot recently in Corvallis, Oregon.
To see colors of the season in other parts of the world, visit My Town Shoot Out.