Nature photography from a woman in the woods

What is Not in the Photo …

coldmorn1“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.” ~Mignon McLaughlin

coldmorn2There are some things that can not be shared in a photo. For instance, trying to show what 30 degrees below zero is like in the snowy northern Minnesota woods.  Almost every picture I have taken during this constantly below zero winter looks the same as when the temperature is above zero.

I have not found a way to share the dead night silence, the snow sounds under your boots, the groaning and moaning lake ice, the sap-pockets popping within the trees, that first gulp of frozen air in your lungs, the creak of everything man-made, the bite of the cold on your face … the weight of frigid cold.  However, it looks like I am going to have many more days of arctic weather to try.

These pictures are the closest I have gotten to share the cold …  so far … A very cold sunrise with a little frozen fog/ice crystals in the air.

Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater


4 responses

  1. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

    December 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  2. Hi Bearyweather,, Glad it is you living there and not me! Just a joke. I think you have done a great job of showing how cold that low is. Brrrr. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the rest of your well-deserved vacation time off from school!

    December 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

  3. Dear Bearyweather, in the land of the unmentionable white stuff: May you have a blessed 2014. May you realize your heart’s deepest desire. May you continue to take pictures and share of yourself…

    December 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  4. I think you managed to share it beautifully.

    January 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

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