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Today I’ve been thinking and dreaming of spring warmth, and summer flowers… Vivid greens, and the feel of the garden dirt between my toes. Anyone else daydreaming today?

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I’m starting a new weekly series called, Wednesday Walks, of which I’ll share imagery of my walks and adventures. Bits of nature not appreciated, glorious skylines, strange weather, etc. Today, still January and a high of 50 degrees, it certainly feels like peculiar weather. These images are from the other night when a heavy fog rolled in, another oddity for this month. It did provide some excitement on a rather dreary looking day.

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Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice-
Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how for.
You know the bluejay’s double-blur device
Shows best when there are no green leaves to show.
And Sirius is a winterbluegreen star.
~ Blue Winter by Robert Francis

I can’t but help welcome a trip to the beach, even in January. The days that most people prefer not to go are my favorite – as there’s not a soul on the shore and I’ve got all the beauty to myself. Here are some images from my trip.

 

 

 

 

I met the McIndoo family at Wilson Park in Mishawaka, for one last romp in the great outdoors while the weather was still nice. Since there’s two adorable little ladies in the family, we started on a hillside under a tree with a girly sort of setting. However, this setting did not last long, because the eldest was quite the explorer. We ran all over the open field, and then ventured into the woods to chase that golden evening glow that I love so much. Here are my favorites from the session!

 

This Little One’s Session took place at Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana. Little Miss Charlotte showed up with sweet smiles and was full of curiosity. It’s always fun to see how a little one reacts to a little setting made just for them. Charlotte arranged the pumpkins several times and read storybooks upside down. It really must be the funniest story when it’s read upside down. The whole day had a bit of a Winnie the Pooh feel to it. I love how she held her little hands in the first image. After our mini set on the lawn, we went on an adventure and explored Greenway Trail. We found little green nooks in the forest, open fields, and areas of field grass with goldenrod. We ended the session in a tree, which you’ll see isn’t quite like Pooh Bears, but it still made for a perfect place to pretend.