Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Sunshine…

and – 18 C sums up my brief morning walk. I couldn’t help myself today – I just had to get out into the snowy landscape and find something to capture with my camera. Join me for today’s photo essay. Enjoy your Sunday!

What a difference a few days make - after blowing snow and zero visibility Wednesday and Thursday we are rewarded with bright blue sky - a great contrast to snow dusted branches.

What a difference a few days make – after blowing snow and zero visibility Wednesday and Thursday we are rewarded with bright blue sky – a great contrast to snow dusted branches.

High up in the tree a squirrel plays his usual game of "I make myself really flat against the tree branch and that means you can't see me..."

High up in the tree a squirrel plays his usual game of “I make myself really flat against the tree branch and that means you can’t see me…”

Boat lifts line the lake shore and don't add much to the landscape, unless you consider the wonderful shadows they cast on a sunny day like today.

Boat lifts line the lake shore and don’t add much to the landscape, unless you consider the wonderful shadows they cast on a sunny day like today.

Shadows from small trees lead the eye across the snow.

Shadows from small trees lead the eye across the snow.

A small bush low to the ground creates more shadow play.

A small bush low to the ground creates more shadow play.

Who misplaced a bannister? This marks the spot where a steep staircase crafted from large rocks leads to the lake shore.

Who misplaced a bannister? This marks the spot where a steep staircase crafted from large rocks leads to the lake shore.

Nature's art - a willow hugging the lake shore marks the center of the natural spiral created by the elements.

Nature’s art – a willow hugging the lake shore marks the center of the natural spiral created by the elements.

My study of shadows continues. Three small peaks in a snowy field drew my attention.

My study of shadows continues. Three small peaks in a snowy field drew my attention.

Small snowdrifts create an opportunity to study line.

Small snowdrifts create an opportunity to study line.

Another interesting pattern created by the wind and drifting snow.

Another interesting pattern created by the wind and drifting snow.

A lone snowmobile rider enjoys his early morning ride. A great way to start Sunday.

A lone snowmobile rider enjoys his early morning ride. A great way to start Sunday.

This entry was published on March 24, 2013 at 10:01 am. It’s filed under Art, Creativity Update, Design, Journaling, Landscape photography, Nature photography, Nature's Art and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Sunshine…

  1. Linda and Bob on said:

    Lovely varied focus, Anna, on shadows and spirals and shapes. Here snow is at higher elevations only, so we look up to see it on distant mountains.

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  2. Betty on said:

    Great photos – I enjoy winter and the wonderful beauty it brings – the little footprints in the snow are wonderful also – never see the rabbit or the squirrels when we are out – grouse also seem to keep a low profile – lots of deer tracks too! Best of all no mosquitos!

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  3. Barbara Dawson on said:

    Thanks for the pictures, Anna. It is always neat to see what you are able to observe is your walks.

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  4. Beautiful shots. We had snow too, but it was grubby and not welcome. It has gone now. Just cold and damp. Think I’ll stay at home and stitch!

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