I enjoy driving around the country-side looking for potential photos. In summer I find flowers and grasses and birds.In winter I see a different landscape,but no less beautiful.
On a mild Sunday afternoon,recently,I was out and found,what I call,snow art.
A winter landscape may look barren and dull at first glance,but when I take a closer look I see so much beauty there.
A closer look reveals some of the patterns in the snow.
In every direction,the wind has created snowy artwork.I enjoy seeing all the swirls and designs.
Zooming in still closer and more details are visible.
Still closer. I am amazed at the beauty the wind and snow can make.I shouldn't be,because they are directed by God's hand,and creating snow art is no big deal for Him.
When I took my focus off the snow details and zoomed out with the camera,I was equally impressed with this scene.The leftover stalks of grain or whatever it is,made a great addition to this shot. I am quite certain that this particular spot would not attract my attention so much in summer,but I sure like it here.
Pointing the camera towards the sun,I saw this path of light across the field. Yet another pretty scene in my eyes. When we have our eyes open to finding beauty,it truly is all around us.
On another drive early this week,I saw,what I call my first 'spring bird'.This is a year old Golden Eagle. Now lest you think I am smarter than I really am,I was told this by a Dr. of Ornithology.I'm thinking he should know what he is talking about.The light patches on the wings and tail are what told him that it is not an adult bird.Whatever the case,I was pretty happy to see this and also get a few pictures.
Thought for Today:
If you tend to think melancholy thoughts while you walk,
or mull over problems,
next time make an effort to notice every speck of nature around you and thanks God for it.
from the Perpetual Calendar:365 Great Things About Nature.