“Spring has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.”
~W. Earl Hall (1897-1969) Editor and publisher of the Mason City Globe Gazette
This is a photo of the ice going out on a river in Minnesota. If you quietly stand and watch such a site you will actually hear the ice cracking!
“I hear the passing echoes of winter and feel the warming spring on my face.”
~ Terri Guillemets (1973- ) U. S. Quotation Anthologist
An early spring day in northern Minnesota.
“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”
~Annie Leibovitz (1949- ) American portrait photographer
A juvenile Cooper’s hawk that visited my garden on a snowy day.
“I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”
~Andrew Wyeth, (1917-2009) American artist
This place currently covered by a blanket of snow looks so still and quiet. Once spring arrives, however, the ice will melt to free the water in the pond. The trees will blossom, the birds will arrive to nest, and color will return. Life will begin anew.
“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.”
A walk on a white and silent winter day revealed to me another fine creature of this earth. Gobble, gobble!
“True happiness is sustainable delight in the beautiful moments of ordinary life.”
~Martha Beck, (1962- ) American sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and speaker
This is a male Ring-Necked Pheasant in a Minnesota cornfield in winter.
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese Proverb
This is a male Northern Cardinal, very common at Minnesota bird feeders in the winter months.