Yep, we’re still having a good, solid winter up here in Washington State. I noticed that I haven’t shared any of my wintery, nature photos on here yet due to me sharing the nice, warm California photos, and also other things that I wanted to share. 🙂
There’s no way I can avoid the fact that it isn’t winter up here, since we’ve had many nights of ice storms and then school being delayed the next day. I can’t complain about school being delayed, because who doesn’t like that?! But I actually like my classes and want to go to school, so sometimes it sucks when one of my classes gets cancelled. But then there’s the part where I don’t want to drive on the icy, life-threatening roads, and would be okay with just staying warm and cozy at home, in my bed.
I’m to the point where I’m saying, “okay, Mother Nature, Christmas is over now. The snow can go away.”
But, nope. It keeps coming. Or more like freezing rain.
But there was a day, Super Bowl day, where it WOULD NOT STOP SNOWING. I couldn’t tell you how many inches we got–A LOT. Yep, school was delayed, and I was out there helping the family shovel the mountains of snow.
No offense to all the people who love winter, I love it too at times. Snow creates these beautiful, magical moments that I have the privilege to capture with my camera. So I’m sharing those with you today! These photos are from over the last couple winter months; varying from cloudy snowy days to beautiful blue sky, lets-take-in-some-vitamin-D days. So from me to you. Enjoy and tell me what you think! 🙂
P.S. How’s the winter like where you live?\
I find that nature can be the best therapy whenever you’re stressed, overwhelmed, or you just need new scenery. It’s an escape from life and all your worries. It can give you inspiration and bring you back to reality. I’ve been craving for an adventure, and I needed to get out in nature and embrace the beautiful fall scenery before winter hits. So I asked my friend, Hanna, if she wanted to go on a drive and explore, and to capture fall colors. I had the best time. We ended up walking a little hiking trail that led to a cave. We explored the dark hole, and let our imaginations go wild about this huge metal thing that went endlessly into the dark cave.
By the end of the day I was so tired. Even though I could have been tired due to getting five hours of sleep the night before, the tiredness was the side affect of adventure, laughter, and memories I’ll cherish forever. Go out and explore the beautiful world, take lots of photographs, and embrace every moment.
Not too long ago, I decided I want to expand my photography hobby. Meaning, I want to do something more with my photography skills. So this came down to the idea to do portrait photography; to capture the moments of other people creating memories, and so they can look back at these pictures and be reminded of happy times.
I asked my best friend, Hanna, if I could take pictures of her so I could practice my portrait photography, and that week we went downtown to have a fun, little photo shoot. We went downtown early, and it was a different experience than what I’ve had before. There wasn’t too many people, and there were actually parking spots! After the shoot, we went to a nearby coffee shop to enjoy the rest of the morning before we had to get on with the rest of our day.
I encourage you to expand one of your hobbies or try a new one, and go outside your comfort zone. You never know where it will take you.
P.S. A few weeks ago, I took pictures of my sister during a beautiful summer sunset. So check out that blog post here!