And just like that, another season has flown by us! Even though we have a blizzard outside today, Spring is officially here and before we know it, we will be tilling and planting! Here are the Top Ten Farm Photos ~ Winter 2017 – 2018. In no particular order, here we go! Which one is your favorite?
What would a Top Ten List be without our handsome Juan? This fluffy kitty loves to tag along no matter what we are doing outside. Usually, he is right at our feet, rubbing the side of our legs and asking us to pet him.
Whenever our temperatures aren’t in the deep freeze (we hit 46 below windchills this year!), I love to take walks around our farm and especially down by the creek. There is so much beauty in each little plant, in the animals who make this farm their home, and in the way it all combines together with the earth, water and sky.
Ok, full disclosure, this photo of Tree Shadows is from last Winter. But I didn’t make a Top Ten list last Winter and it is one of my all-time favorites! A blanket of fresh snow is such a magical thing, and I love all the many shades of BLUE in this photo. 🙂
Chiquitita had to spend most of the Winter recovering from her injuries in the house with us, but on warmer days we took her out for field trips to the barn yard. She has since moved back into the hen house, but the other hens beat her up so much that they all ended up in chicken prison! (a penned off area of the hen house). Hopefully they will get used to her again soon. Her human family adores her, but she really needs a best chicken friend!
Rainbow Sherbet Sky
I have always loved the black silhouetted trees of Winter! On this January morning, the sunrise was so colorful, it looked like Rainbow Sherbet! It feels like nature is making up for the pretty flowers of Summer by giving us so much brilliance in the sky.
So many animals are sleeping in this magical grey forest! I wonder if my footsteps will touch their dreams.
Sugar Frosted Trees
My mother used to say, “Oh look! The trees have all been frosted with sugar!” I think of her every time I see frosted trees.
All winter we had cold temperatures but not much snow! I kept telling the kids, “Just wait until March.” And sure enough, we finally got our Winter Wonderland! I thought Tigger should get back in the barn, but he wanted to go for a walk with me!
Did you know Asparagus seeds were such a brilliant red color? Neither did I! Last fall, my neighbor gave these to me. I’m saving them in a dish to plant next month, but it was fun to make a little Winter Nature Art with them. 🙂
Winter’s Icy Grip
In the depth of Winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus
I think I am finally ready for Spring to arrive, but I have to admit that I am so thankful to live in a part of the country that truly experiences Winter. I hope you have enjoyed these Winter Farm Photos! Please comment and let me know which one is your favorite!
Daniel Orr says
Wow, I loved all of the photographs so it is hard to pick a favorite. Therefore, I offer up my top three as follows:
First – Tree Shadows
Second – Rainbow Sherbet Sky
Third – Tie between Snow Kitty, Winter Chiqui, and Nature Walk
Thanks for these beautiful photographs!
You are so welcome and thank you so much for commenting which were your favorites!
Frieda nattress says
Love all of them!
Thank you Frieda!
Holly Taylor says
Hi, Rebecca! I love ALL of your photos!!! It’s too hard to pick just one favorite but my top three are Rainbow Sherbet Sky, Winter Chiqui, and Tree Shadows! I am in awe of your photography and writing skills!! Thanks so much for sharing your special gifts with us. What a wonderful blog!
Thank you so much Holly! It really makes me so happy when readers enjoy the photos and articles!
Love them all but especially nature walk.
Thank you so much! I think that one is my favorite too! 🙂