I prefer the colour version, and have no idea of the reality of the scene. However, to me, the cold colour reminds me of what happens when you hang four-colour litho prints out in a sunny room. They bleach selectively.
Personally, I'd disregard nature, if that's nature, and warm it all up somewhat, as with the other, recent, water/tree close-up.
Black/white, in this instance, doesn't do anything special for me.