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Look, There's A Winter Wonder Garden In My Yard
My Fantastic Winter's Day Photo Shoot
One January morning, looking westward toward Lake Michigan from my porch, I caught sight of a storm approaching while at the same time the sun was rising out of the East. It created a uniquely ominous atmosphere. It was inspiring to see my landscape of trees and shrubs sparkling with a layer of freshly fallen snow against a dark blue sky. I began snapping away with my camera feeling thankful for the bounty of nature all around and for a garden landscape that inspires no matter the season!
I was on a mission to capture as much beauty as possible that had fallen upon my yard. I had to hurry for fear the approaching storm would blow away all the pretty fluff of white snow.
To my surprise and relief, the storm came without wind. Instead, it brought a downpour of big white snow flakes and I was right there ready with the camera!
My fingers were chilled to the bone and I thought I had captured everything for the day so cozied up inside to get warm. Next thing I knew, the storm passed within a half hour and the sun shone through a crystal clear sky! Away I went once again!
Assuming my photo shoot had exhausted itself for the day, I meandered back inside for a bowl of soup and homemade bread. Well, guess what happened next? An unusual bright sun lowered behind a row of trees and I jumped back into my snowsuit with camera in hand!
In winter time you may have to search a little harder to find natures beauty in you garden. Take heart, bundle up and venture outside. Besides, you need the fresh air. Look for the new beauty in your garden landscape from a fresh fallen snow or from the attack of an ice storm. Remember to let a few things stand when you're clipping plants in the fall. Certain varieties lend themselves to look pretty from winter's effects. The birds like it too!