Storm – Beauty and Danger

This one shows the very limited visibility on the roads at times though the storm.  It’s hard enough to navigate the snowy, icy roads when can see what’s in front of you. For me, I find it all so captivating I’d rather pull over and shoot photos than drive anywhere, any day.

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The spots on the photo are snow that landed on my lens.  I quite like the effect they created.  Just look at that sun trying to break through!

 

Freeze Thaw Freeze

It’s been cold here, really cold.  Then, a few days later it rose above freezing and the snow we had melted and flooded the fields.  Then, a few days later it got cold again.  Not quite as cold as it had been, but definitely colder than it was.  So what does a heavy snowfall (we had so many inches it was being measured in feet) look like after it melts, freezes, melts and freezes again?

This!  How incredible is that?  Just weather and wind (along with the help of some uneven ground and corn stalks) and magic appears.  Cold magic, but beautiful none the less.  🙂

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Simplicity of life

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Sometimes, I try to stop and find the most simple thing I can and then lose myself in it…the beauty of it without all the complicated mess of camera settings and shutter speeds.  I just hold the camera to my eye and let it do it’s job without my interference.  The photos don’t always turn out perfect, but in that itself…the kinda do.

One single moment in time, captured and shared.  This is why I love what I do here.

Sky, sky, Snake

I’ll post the sky/tree shots first so those of you who dislike snakes (tiny, cute ones) can skip the last shot.  🙂

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Fall 2017
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And now for the adorable little snake family hiding in the leaves.  These guys are harmless and are so tiny, you are lucky to actually see one.  They move fast too; however, it’s always AWAY from you so I’m all good with them. 🙂
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Blue

This guy lives with two other Jays in the trees behind my deck.  They are the loudest things when the sun starts to set that it starts to sound like a singing contest.  All the wild birds around here love to holler at sundown but these Jays take it to the next level.  Still – I can’t help but love them.  I think this is the juvenile of the group, but it’s hard to tell from this angle.

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Spriiiiiiiiing!

I love spring more than any other time of year.   The colours around here amaze me.  I can’t wait until the lilacs bloom.  Those beauties have more shades of purple than seems possible.

These shots were taken at a public park downtown and along my drive to work.  Some only last for a week or two before they burst into full green, so it’s a slim moment in time that they need to be captured.

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