Cold, sharp & scattered light through high clouds give the scene that bright but low sun winter brilliance. It can be disorienting with a perspective flattening character. The colors a muted: burnt browns, low contrast raw siennas & yellows tinted with reddish browns. Grasses are burnt a dull gray-white. As severe as the weather the landscape has endured. A lot of subtlety of muted colors among the stark trees & washes.