Father Christmas

Deep in Thought

Deep in Thought

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away. – Unknown

Candy Jar

Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

Peterson Wagon Shop

Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin

Another scene using the Olympus E-P1’s pinhole art filter to help soften all that white snow and gray sky. I may be using this a great deal this winter if December is any indication of what is to come.

Snow Plowing

Unsung Hero in Winter

Unsung Hero in Winter

More to come – more snow, more plowing, more winter. But hey, first off, I’m thanking this guy who’s out there plowing my circle. There are many miles of streets in Madison, don’t know why my circle street got so darn lucky, but it’s only 9 a.m. and we’re already getting plowed out. He watched me taking his picture, I even waved, but I’m not too sure he smiled back. But then…he IS rather busy.

So thanks Mr. Snow Plow Guy. You do a heck of a lot of good for my claustrophobia!

Winter Reflection

Black Earth Watershed

Salmo Pond

Winter has come in earnest to Wisconsin. The bit of snow we had earlier this week was a tiny taste of things to come taken. I went out to take photographs tonight and decided to wait until better light. The snow was heavy, nearly a white-out, and there’s not much to photograph when it’s dark and snowing that hard.

School has already been canceled for Wednesday and many companies are telling non-essential employees to stay home. I checked the weather map, hoping maybe to see a lull in the snow, but no such luck. There is snow stacked up all to the west – half of Wisconsin, all of Iowa and Minnesota, and reaching as far as South Dakota and Nebraska. And all headed this way.

Bet tomorrow I’ll have plenty of snow for a wintry photo! But I think it will have to be from a backyard perspective.