As I head off for a week of warm Miami Beach weather, I’m taking a moment to appreciate our beautiful Manitoba winters. Yes, it’s ridiculously cold sometimes, but as we’ve seen this year, it can also be wonderfully warm (for winter). The varying temperatures and wind work to shape the snow… to bring us stunning hoarfrost and to wow us with layers of ice. Early morning or evening walks can be magical when big fluffy flakes are falling, and the air can be so very crisp and fresh. Yes, winter can be a trying season, but it also brings a quiet, chilly beauty that no other season can.
It was a chilly morning in October; so cold that steam was rising off the lake. Canadian geese floated amongst the mist, and colourful fall leaves created a beautiful contrast against the cool, cold water. It was a morning made for photographers, for wandering along the shore and for freezing fingers on camera buttons.
These four photos are now for sale on Crated. I hope that through these images, you feel the magic too.
My sister Elaine and I had the honour of sharing our farm photo project tonight at a harvest gala co-hosted by the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Red River Exhibition Association. It was a really great opportunity for us to share a selection of photos and stories about our family farm. We would like to thank the organizers for inviting us to take part, and the farming community for being so welcoming and supportive.
Most times of the year, I tend to have many creative projects on the go, all at varying stages. Some forming shape in my head, some at the squib stage in my sketchbook, and some realizing their final form. At the moment though, there are two in-progress projects that I want to share: #echowithme and #inktober2014.