So there’s this WordPress photo challenge that I started …
… then last week was kind of chaotic and I just didn’t get around to posting.
But inspiration hit this morning with today’s theme, challenging us to find a Pop of Colour.
We woke up this morning to the first snow on the ground and I wandered out to my backyard and took this photo:
I liked it. And it kind of sums up my feelings about winter here and summer gone.
The abandoned toys of summer fun.
But all pretty in pink. So somehow less depressing, right?
Then I also snapped this one which I liked – and which I think works for the Mystery photo theme I missed last Thursday:
As for my photographer husband’s comments on these? Did I at least put them in the shed after I was done being creative?
First snow always hits me with mixed feelings. Pretty? Yes. But in September and October I find myself clinging to those last beautiful days of warmth – spending time outdoors and enjoying the Natural World with my family before it changes dramatically for the next seven or so months.
And I find there is always something so … final about checking off the milestones towards its end.
I took this last photo last Tuesday, and while I don’t know that it works for any theme, it certainly works for my whole feeling in late October/early November, that I’m holding on to those last few days before Winter truly shows her face.
I went shopping with my girls yesterday to buy them their new snowsuits for the season.
They were thrilled when they woke up this morning and realized they could wear them.
As for me?
I will TRY to enjoy winter.