It snowed all yesterday and some of this morning too. The skies were grey, the snow was white, the light was flat. There was no natural colour in the landscape. So, converting today’s images to B&W was very straightforward and they give a good impression of what today was all about.
Yes, there is colour in Zermatt, primarily in the wood used in the construction of many of the buildings, but a B&W image somehow has a timeless element to it. If you look very carefully at this image (enlarged) you may just see the ghostly outline of the Matterhorn – that is as good as it got today.
Out in the wilds, riding uphill on a chair, somewhat chilled in the cold and wind, the landscape looked bleak. Evergreens laden with snow.
Single dwarf conifers, starting out on a long journey to become a tall giant of a tree, looking forlorn.
And trees or bushes without leaves, reduced to skeletal remains, mere ghosts of their summer glory.
Tomorrow we are promised sun – amongst the clouds. What a welcome sight that will be.