Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

This week, grab your camera and capture a shadow – Daily Post Photo Challenge: Shadow


PHOTO ONE: February 10, 2017

I try to keep my food pictures under wraps, not everyone needs, wants, or is even curious as to the  meals I choose to ingest but with that being said, there are exceptions. My dishes are colorful, and I’m beginning to mourn soup-season as it’s been amazingly tolerable to leave the house without fear of frostbite recently.

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PHOTO TWO: March 17, 2013

One of my favorite pictures of all time. I take zero credit for the idea, only for the photo. Bennett was supposed to be getting ready for bed and instead I caught him making shadows on the wall. There were more, less obvious to the eye, shadows but this shape on the wall accurately reflected the moment.

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PHOTO THREE: August 2, 2015

Traveling to Minnesota from Wisconsin. If I haven’t said it before, I’m in love with the Midwest.

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“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches…”

Why do I live somewhere that hurts my face for half of the year? I do not snowmobile, I do not snowshoe, I am terrified of ice fishing, I do not ski or snowboard; all these things that locals do around here I have zero (possibly even negative) interest in.

I get excited for snow when it gives me a reason to be a hermit in my house and that’s about it. I realized the other day that I may, in fact, have more of a love/hate relationship with the flakes than just flat out dislike. It’s ridiculously pretty – that I can easily acknowledge.

A few days ago we got dumped on and I took a few hours to drive around and appreciate the white blanket it left on my city.

Here is what I found…

One Tree

“Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

animal prints

“… there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.”

—Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Erb Park

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”

—Mary Oliver, Snowy Night

Another Tree

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder — no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” —Candace Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle

Basketball Hoop Ice

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.” – Robert Byrne

Drip

“Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” -Andy Goldsworthy

FieldOfSnowmen

“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” -Andy Goldsworthy

Hyd

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”-Hal Borland

Kickass trees

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” -Susan Orlean

Line of Trees

“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.” -Joseph Wood Krutch

snowy trees

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ― E.E. Cummings

Tree Branches

“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

tree forest

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin

Unexpected Adventure: From My Point Of View

We’ve been there before, multiple times. 

A trail we never noticed peeked out from behind some trees & invited us in. 

Without thought – we proceed to have an adventure.

…Here is what I saw…

Tree Stump

 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  – Albert Einstein

 

Leaves Sky

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.  – Jane Austen

 

Tree Sky

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. – Wendell Berry

 

Door In Stump

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. – Willa Cather

 

Skipping Rocks

Let Nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

 

WaterTreeGrass

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. – Henry David Thoreau 

 

Open Field

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we’ll start thinking of doing something about it. – Jim Fowler

 

Little Room In The Woods

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. – Christopher McCandless

 

Lighthouse1
Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of every man.  – Mehmet Murat ildan

 

Father Son So Small Trees

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. – Karle Wilson Baker

 

DrinkingFountain Frame

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland

 

Bennett Water

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  – Andre Gide

 

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