You may already know I am slightly fascinated by the moon. I have many photos at night but very few during the day. So when I spot the moon in the daylight, I stop everything I am doing to try and capture it. I just happen to already be outside taking pictures when I looked up + saw this beautiful first quarter starring right back at me. The tree right next to it was a prefect texture addition.
Once the holidays are over, the winter blues start knocking on my door. I was craving a small taste of some warmer weather. Once I learned the RWP's botanical gardens are open all year long, I packed up my cameras immediately. The second I walked into the greenhouse I felt the winter ice melt away. If anyone is looking for a small does of sunshine - GO CHECK IT OUT!!
The last time I was here was in July. It was very interesting to see how much the plants + fish had grown. It reminded me that no matter how many times I visit one nature spot, there will always be change + growth. The photographs will never be the same, which is why I am so addicted.
The new year has not come quietly. Starting with the full supermoon, which completely took my breath away. I have two photos below of the moon. The white one is the first day of the full supermoon + the second is day two which was orange! Both nights the moon was HUGE + seriously bright. Following the moon, our east coast was smashed with a bomb cyclone blizzard. In addition to the snow, we were left with unbelievable winds + dramatically low temperatures. Traveling is limited so I decided to take my cameras no further than our own backyard. Here is a small photo collection of the snow patterns, an absent bird feeder + my cold weather loving cat, Jahmal.