Snowy Day Blessings

Snowy Day Blessings Some days looking out my window is enough to fill me with silent joy, wonder, and gratitude. Today was one of those days—a day to count snowy day blessings. I woke up this morning to freshly falling snow. For awhile the snowflakes were falling heavily, fat and fluffy creating a winter wonderland all around. Looking out the window made me smile because of the simple beauty of the snow falling. A few …

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Trumpeter Swan Redux

Trumpeter Swans Redux On New Year’s Eve day 3 photographer friends and I headed over to the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI to photograph the trumpeter swans that spend the winter there. It was a perfect way to end 2016. This spot has been known as a wintering ground for trumpeter swans for years because parts of the river stay open all winter. In the past couple of years not so many swans gather …

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In Between Space

in between time

Recently I decided to close my Etsy shop at the end of 2016 for a variety of reasons, but the main reason being my desire to make space for something new. My Etsy shop is now closed. I’m happy with my decision. It feels great to be contemplating what new projects I might take on. For now, I’m keeping space open until I become certain of the next right project(s). Initially I was tempted to …

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Winter Hike at Carver Park Reserve

Winter Hike at Carver Park Reserve Feeling good so I put on my boots and head for the woods. Sumac seeds give a little pop of deep red to the branches beside the trail. (Photos and text about a hike I took in the woods on Solstice Day, December 21, 2016.) The first thing I see on the trail is a freshly fallen oak leaf. A few leaves still cling to the oak trees beside …

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Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice! Today is the official beginning of winter and the shortest day of the year. After an amazingly mild and beautiful fall, cold weather arrived suddenly in Minnesota in late November. And then last week frigid weather arrived, but only for a few days. Before the extreme cold we had another snowstorm with 6-8 inches of snow falling on our already snow-covered ground. “I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure …

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Baby it’s cold outside!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Fresh snow yesterday and last night leaves us in another white-covered wonderland. But dropping temperatures make it a very cold wonderland. I had hoped to go outside for a walk with my camera today. I think I’ll skip it. “It’s too cold outside for angels to fly.” ― Ed Sheeran With a wind chill at -5 degrees now and heading nowhere but down for the next 24 hours I think I’ll …

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