Mid-Winter Gold

Rich tones in Late January light

Mid-Winter Gold, in Painted Hills; Landscape by John Christopher

A solitary 'Painted Hill,' in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, in Central Oregon's high desert, casts golden-hued reflections on the still waters of a small wetland. I t is a scene cast in late January light, enhanced by the golden-hued broken cattails of Winter in the foreground.

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