So so far, we’ve had very little snowfall but one of the times when we did, I actually got out into our front yard garden to snap a few pictures. Tonight I sat down and went back to look at those pictures one more time. The end result of that search was today’s picture.
While try as I might to get some close up pictures that are actually in focus, this one is. I love how you can see the detail in both the snow and the flower. I really need to get a better lens but until then, I’ll just have to keep on plugging away to get that one good picture.
Hoping to get out in the woods and take some pictures in a couple of weeks. Besides taking pictures, I just enjoy a little alone time, taking in all that’s around me and getting a bit lost. Sort of like this log.
So with the start of a new year, comes the hope that maybe we’ll be able to head up north this summer and along with that comes more sunsets. So while going through the pictures on my phone again, I came across this one. I love how the land, the water and the clouds sort of put a frame around this sunset. Here’s hoping.
So after my last posting entitled Imagine, that of a paw print in the mud and thanks to the kindness of Mark over at his website Naturalist Weekly, I came across this paw print from my camera just last night. Both were taken at Emmenegger Nature Park, this one probably around this time last winter.
Mark said that the last one was probably a canine since, there were what looked like to be claws but, this one doesn’t appear to have any of those. I actually can’t wait to find out. That said, I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up.
Okay, so even though I haven’t gotten out to Emmenegger Nature Park to take pictures in a while, it was and I think still is, one of my kids favorite parks. Over the years we have found all kinds of surprises there, including animal tracks like these, every once in a while. With the animals that we’ve been lucky to see over the years, it’s tracks like these that make me wonder what’s out there that we haven’t seen?
So for the last number of years, I’ve had this garden in the backyard where the only vegetable I harvest each year is a few squash each holiday season. Like most years, I get just enough to fill out our fall table with a couple left over, later half eaten by various animals. Today’s picture is of one of those left over squash.
So as I said over on my other blog, I wasn’t planning to write a post tonight but after giving my mom a picture of our cabin up in northern Minnesota, I decided to post that picture. Of all my pictures of our cabin, this is definitely my favorite. The thing is, I’m not sure I realized it at the time I took it.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to get outside and take any pictures so once again, I’m sitting here looking at some of my old pictures. This is one I believe I took a couple of summers ago of a tree that had been probably struck by lightening. There is something about a tree that can just make my day.
After having a bit of a rough week, I found this photo to be appropriate. It reminded me to stay rooted. Even when things aren’t always going the way that you planned, you can still get through it. You just have to remember what got you here. This picture by the way, is of the roots of one of our trees up north at our cabin. A good place to go to stay rooted. We can’t wait to go back.
When winter comes, at least for me, there’s nothing better than that first snow. I think it allows you to stop and take a look around and I can’t think of something I need more than a chance to look around. I think that’s what nature does for me. It gives me a chance to realize what I have and to appreciate it all. I guess that’s what this picture does for me too.