Beauty of Winter
Nothing brings me greater joy than to highlight a talent, gift that I have access too. My Mom, Photographer, Master gardener & former Iowa farmer girl. Residing in Oregon since 1964. Many of our families have trekked from the MidWest, thru California and then settled down to raise our families in the Pacific North West. I am on the receiving end of this journey.
When many Oregonians start complaining about the rain and short durations of snow, the lens of my Mom's camera quickly reminds us of the beauty we have, day in and day out in Oregon, should we look from a grateful perspective? That is what I love about my Mom's camera viewpoint. Growing up and still today I always laugh because she has many many more pictures of landscaping than of people. I won't even start with the horse pictures; that's another story. When going for drives, whether the Oregon Coast or up an acclaimed highway to the mountains, my Mom is always waiting for people to get out of her camera frame. Including family!
A different culture, a different aspect.
Growing up at the end of the Oregon trail has been nothing short of a beginning for many.
I'll share a secret, if you pause for just a moment, look real close in the photo's I share of hers there is more to see, love to capture. (More on Partnering with Pintrest)
Only found within the shutter click of home. Thanks Mom
Beauty of Winter by Erla Richards
Currently featured on FineGardening Magazine. Jan. 2017 by Kim Charles
"We have had more than 18 inches of rain since the first of October here in Independence, Oregon. But, I love this time of year. To be able to sit in the warmth of my home, watch football with a blanket and cat on my lap, and look out the window and see the silhouetted branches, the birds that depend on us for sustenance, the changing winter sky . . . all the gifts God bestows to us . . . I am blessed."
Sunrise through bare Pin Oak branches
Full moon through winter bare oaks
Yuletide Camellia that dares bloom this time of year.
Old walnut tree against a winter sky
Rare clear blue sky through Ash branches
Stunning beauty of the hungry Stella Jays that grace us
with their presence.
Partridge in a pear tree? No, robins in an Ash, waiting for Spring
Weathering the cold at the suet feeder
Husband calls to come see fog drops on a spider web.
A visitor strolling by bare thicket glowing in sunset
AGAIN: I'll share a secret, if you pause for just a moment, look real close in the photo's I share of hers there is more to see, love to capture.
Only found within the shutter click of home.