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Ring Around the Sun
Ice crystals reflect the sun's rays to create a corona around the star, but do little to amplify its warmth.
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Polar Vortex Afternoon
The sun has been but a charade as this year's polar vortex controls all this long winter.
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Fall is the time of year that trees change color.
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Shootout at High Noon
The two stare each other down like gunslinger's at high noon.
The Beaver Pond
Fall in the mountains is reflected in the calm surface of this high mountain beaver pond.
Vintage Winter Farm
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The bare trees are helpless against the ravages of the winter wind.
The wind carves its signature into the winter landscape.
The first signs were like frosting.
The Ice Road
With cold temperatures converting water to ice, construction on the animals' ice road is finally completed.
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Return of the Sun
After days of fog and grey skies culminating in a moderate snowfall, the sun returns to help erase the memory of grey.
The White Silence
The snow did not even whisper its way to earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence. -- Dean Koontz
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For a couple of weeks each year nature reveals her treasured gold, hidden by chlorophyll the rest of the year.
Huck Finn Autumn
The Mississippi River reflects on the passage of time.
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Like a shimmering waterfall, the golden leaves fluttered and cascaded through the trees.
The sun ignites a blaze of autumn.
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Discarded party hats signify the end of another summer season.
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“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” --John Burroughs