Winter – Will it ever end?

This winter has been rough. Snow, bitter cold, ice. All with no end in sight. Here we are, first part of March, and it just keeps coming.

I took this picture on one of the few sunny days that February had to offer. We had gotten several inches of snow, and the sun was enough to melt some, even though the temperature never got about 25 degrees. These icicles formed, and then kept growing. Amazing to see, really. Anyways, here is to hoping the winter will end soon. Hope you enjoy the picture!!!!

Sunny Day Icicles

Sunny Day Icicles

DanD

Snowy Kansas Day

Today we had the biggest single-day snowfall since 1993. Even though it was a little windy, there is something very peaceful about snow. It comes down gently, covering the earth with a cold blanket, giving new sights, and making everything appear very clean. I really enjoyed this photo, as the sky was overcast, and the line of the trees shrinking into the distance made me wonder what was beyond the edge of my frame. Peace… and quiet….

Snowy Field in B&W

Snowy Field in B&W

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Winter Sunbeams

We are having an unseasonably warm winter, just like much of the rest of the nation. Today it was sunny and 63 degrees, with a cold front moving in this evening. As the cold front started making its way into the area, the sun began playing hide-and-seek through the clouds, making for some stunning sunbeams and light patterns. I took this photo just south of Perry, KS with my cell phone, so is not even close to as good as I would like, but had to stop, take the photo, and share. Enjoy!

Sunbeams

Sunbeams

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

I got a new job. I started this past Monday, which has added to my lack of posting. But I think I might just be able to get back into the swing of things. At least for a while. So for my new job, I went to Mequon, WI for training. That area is beautiful, especially if you can take some time to run out to Port Washington, WI. It’s a smaller town, but right on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are many overlooks, and the town is very quaint, and very inviting to visitors. I went up there on the morning of January 15, and captured the sunrise. This is one of the almost 60 photos I took that morning, but I loved the red sky, the darker clouds, and the beam of light, reaching across the lake as though to begin waking up the sleepy little town. The morning was quite cold, but viewing the sky ablaze with the rising sun was warming to the soul. What a great start to the day! Hope you all enjoy!

Lake Michigan Sunrise

Lake Michigan Sunrise

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Rainy Day Reflections

Kansas (along with a large portion of the rest of the United States) has been in a drought this past year. We are also in the middle of winter, which usually means that there isn’t a great deal of moisture around here, anyways. However, yesterday we had a nice rain shower that lasted most of the day. As I was looking out the window, I noticed the reflection in my antique truck. The tree, which has no leaves due to the winter climate, was reflected in the green of my truck. This image struck me that the rain we were getting will bring life (eventually) back to the trees, and they will be green (like my truck). It made me think of it as a foreshadowing of what is to come, in that in a few months’ time, the tree itself will also be green, not just a green reflection of the tree. Hope you all enjoy!

Rainy Day Reflections

Rainy Day Reflections

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