The stark nature, and simplicity of the structure, along with the red siding and weathered look to the shed, caught my attention.
Correction: taken at 53 mm
Why do roosters crow?
perhaps to awaken some to see the morning glows,
This, however, was only a brief opening act,
short and sweet as a matter of fact,
quickly colors soon faded away,
to dreary and mostly gray,
but on the ridge it's only for people on farms ,
and folks who no rooster hear and don't snooze alarms!
Before the Brutal Winter
This was before the winter turned brutal... It was a normal ending to a day. Some nice wispy clouds and a colorful sunset with some reflected light before the waters completely froze over. It was a time before the weariness of winter beset this land. That said, I am looking forward to a season change.
Taken at 20 mm!
Winter Dust Bowl
The winds were whipping hard in this scene, stirring up snow dust in the distance. It gave the appearance of a low sky but it was more likely the frozen river covered in snow being blown about. It was sure a winter blast going on out there. I had to turn back after about half a mile hike as my face was getting wind blasted. Other than my face though I was pretty warm.
In Search of Pristine
The temperature was crisp and cold, and the boots squeaked when I walked on the hardpack snow. I traipsed two or three hundred yards through knee deep snow to find this vantage point and it was a workout as my heart was pounding. But I think I found a view of pristine along the banks of Coon Creek.
Pathway to Painted Skies
at the end of the road,
and the end of the day,
painted skies I've been told,
are common ways,
such it is I see,
this moment in time,
a good opportunity,
to view that colorful shine.
Dress White Day
The fresh snow fall freshened the landscape and the lands wear their pristine dress whites after the snow storm..
The many moods of winter certainly can be mysterious. Just 72 hours earlier the temperatures were 70 degrees colder...Fog was everywhere on this 40 degree day.
Forsaken fields and a stand alone tree, reflect winter's grip.
Polar Vortex Colors
When the weather turns so cold, there are some nice colors that come with it. And that's about the only benefit of extreme cold.