Tired of looking at harsh, reflective white? Then feast your eyes on the gentler, subtler hues of winter. For most, winter brown is an acquired taste. Not unlike a smoky, peaty, mossy Scotch, the tawny shades of winter can soothe even the blurriest, sunburned vision with tones that impart an earthy, unhurried calm upon the viewer. When viewed from the air, the long shadows of short days are sure to add just the right amount of contrast. Note: winter white has recently overcome much of the areas featured here. Approach with caution.