9 Tranquil Scenes for Post-Holiday Reflection

I love this time of year—I love that January is finally a time of quiet. A time of peace. After all the excitement of year-end parties and celebrations, the introvert in me longs for the solace of fireplaces, cold foggy mornings, and the hush that seems to accompany winter and the new year. As a photographer, I’ve always been attracted to peaceful images.

Here are some of my favorites:

A lone calla lily in the Costa Rican rainforest:

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 Dusk falling over the Manhattan skyline:

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The first cold day of the season—raindrops reflect the chill:

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Late-blooming flowers on a bright cool evening:

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A winter sun sets over the La Crema vineyard in Sonoma:

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One of my favorite flowers—nothing calms like the scent of lavender:

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Sunrise on Lake Austin:

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 A self-portrait among fallen foliage:

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One of my favorite things is to listen to my daughter practice her guitar:

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