Winter Whites or Blues…

Winter…..to many it is the season to get through for those that live in the northern parts until warmer weather arrives.  Its cold and can cause driving delays in adverse weather.  For me though, it is a season all on its own and with that, has its own kind of beautiful to get out and admire!

I love to use my wooden snowshoes, grab my camera to see the buffalo roaming or jump on a snowmobile to glide across glorious white powder.    I have lived where it was warm year round and I mean close to the equator kind of warm!  I chose to move back to the midwest and yes I have never looked back.   This year was particularly coated in “white” and I had to go out and capture it.  After all, life is all about how you look at it, you can see snowfalls as pitfalls or as an opportunity to make snow angels.  I will choose snow angels everyday of the season.

I also stayed in a yurt….and its just a few hours away.  What a unique abode to snuggle by a warm fire (yes it had a wood stove for warmth) and explore the beautiful northwoods!  I highly recommend such a retreat-if only to try something new.  I try to pick somewhere new and off the beaten path at least once a year and this was definitely a worthy pick!  I would be happy to share the details if you contact me.

So remember to stop and see the snowflakes- instead of being a winter blues type of person, be a winter white!

Capture Your World

Isn’t it amazing all the things that make up the world?!  I know thats a broad statement, but it is…..and everyone’s world is perceived so differently from one another.   One person may notice the bees on the lilies in their yard and another may notice the architecture on a historical landmark.  Its one of the greatest things about the world and with my constant hunger to learn and open my mind up to so many wonderful things that surround me!

Even in photography, so many have different styles as in most cases of an art.  They have techniques that vary and particular subjects they love to capture.  I tend to love the long bridges and paths that give so much depth to a photo, perhaps my signature “type” of photo but I also love to really touch on the small creatures and details of nature as well.  I could watch a pine squirrel for hours because of their antics and one of my most recent captures of the hummingbird nest and her babies was more than enough to hold my patience for the right moment.  

I have a friend that does interior design I went with to New York, she opened my eyes up to some of the beauty of the buildings I may have missed or my father for his love of history and the remnants of times past.

What captivates you?   What draws you in to life….is it the eyes of a beautiful Indian woman. the blazing gold wheat field at sunset or the artwork on a downtown high rise?  No matter what it is, at the end of the day- always appreciate life and live for the moments that captivate you.  Life is fragile and the world is full of so inspiration…..yours included.   So go out and capture it!