February! is not my favorite month - particularly when it rains. . . So I thought I might post some summer and fall photos and look forward to other times since even February won't last forever. As I began to look through my photos I found that there was a lot to appreciate in winter. This winter has been very cold - I think we haven't had this much cold weather in 4 or 5 years. There has been lots of ice.
I've really enjoyed taking photos of ice this winter.
There is less color in winter which means you can appreciate line, form, and reflections. You look a little harder. These tree fungi are always around but I think of them as winter flowers.
I haven't been painting from photos recently but these might be fun to paint - especially the one on the far right.