Silence is a good topic for winter landscapes. There isn’t much sound when everyone stays indoors, keeping warm, perhaps, while enjoying the view of fresh fallen snow. Animals hibernate. Snow muffles sound. Non-migrating birds are too busy finding food to sing.
I took these photos today, a cold, blustery day, of a deserted park behind the walking track where I was getting my exercise. The volleyball nets bend in the wind, but are silent; the bike racks and benches stand empty. The walking/biking path glistens with patches of ice. The only sign that someone has crossed the park since yesterday’s snowfall are cross country ski tracks.
Prairie Lakes Community Center, Des Plaines, IL