Dancing with Light and the Weather

“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.

It’s cold!

“The cold never bothered me anyway.”  ~Elsa, movie Frozen


As I drove by a frozen wetland, I noticed some unfamiliar and very still brown lumps.  I stopped my car to take a closer look on this frigid day in Minnesota.  The lumps turned out to be a group of turkeys dozing in the bright sunshine.  They awoke to the sound of me pulling my car off to the side of the road, but were slower than usual in making their customary get-away.  Here they look at me in a slightly drowsy state.

I am regularly amazed that any living thing survives outside in Minnesota during the winter when the windchill drops well below zero!

Clouds are Fickle

“The sky and the sun are always there. It’s the clouds that come and go.”

~Rachel Joyce, British author


There are aspects to nature that bring me comfort, like knowing the sun will rise each morning regardless of anything that happens the day before.  It is entirely up to me whether I choose to focus upon the clouds that  occasionally appear.