Monday, February 13, 2017

My Minnesota - January - Winter Walks

I have to admit that we didn't do much exploring of Minnesota beyond our neighborhood during the month of January. I guess that isn't too surprising since it's the middle of winter and just plain cold, but not too cold to walk to the local library which is a few short blocks from our house. Riley discovered the Spiderwick Chronicles books recently so we made multiple trips to the library this month while she plowed through this series.

Make sure to check out where Erin explored this month and follow the blog circle around.

This was a puddle 6 days prior to this picture. January's temp has fluctuated a bit.

Now I have to decide where to explore in Minnesota next! Where are your favorite Minnesota places to check out?  Any places you'd recommend for spring break in March?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 4 on 4

Each month I join a group of talented women from Clickin Moms to create a 4 on 4 blog circle showcasing 4 of our favorite images from the last month. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of the post to follow the circle around.

So, this is the year that I've decided to go for broke and attempt to complete a 365 project. I've done various photography projects over the years, but this is the first one I've committed to taking a picture with my DSLR every single day. I take a lot of pictures as it is so it doesn't seem too hard, but let's face it, it's January... it's dark before work and it's pretty much dark after work as well. Who wants to take pictures in the dark?

Since I'm working with limited time frames and limited light, I've discovered that this first month pushed me to find a variety of light sources to work with. Window light is my favorite, but I even found myself navigating to windows that I've never used before. I've even started to embrace artificial light more, well... because I needed to. Turns out I love artificial light way more than I thought.


 Only 11 more months to go... Hopefully, my daughter continues to be a willing participant!

 Make sure to check out the talented Chrissy Mazer and follow the circle around.