Photo of the Month ~ February 2021

Wintry afternoon between two snow days.

I hadn’t intended to hibernate, but I didn’t know how much my mind and body needed to recover. After the fascistic horror of January 6. After the first couple weeks of a new administration, after which I finally relaxed. After seeing the beginning of the end of The Year of Uncertainty with the vaccine rollout. After realizing that the sustaining silver linings during COVID were good but deep down I was extremely exhausted. … February found me inside and quiet, and outside some. I took a few photos. This, my favorite of the month.

There are bright spots between storms. Even in the midst of gloom, there’s light.


DSF’s Photo of the Month is published on the last Sunday of each month.



Photo of the Month ~ December 2020


 

On December 16, I walked through quiet and empty streets during the first real snowstorm in 2 years. It’s not every day you can walk in the middle of a road unencumbered. And who knows when it will snow again?

The plows had been through but the snow continued to cover the lanes they created. My boots crunched the icy coating sleet topped the flakes with. It turned back to all snow and continued to fall through early Thursday. After about 6 inches this time, I’m hoping for much more this Winter.

My favorite photo is not always the best one I’ve taken recently. It can be one that’s imperfect in composition perhaps but still manages to perfectly capture how I was feeling or something I want to remember, like my first date this year with snow.

DSF’s Photo of the Month is published on the last Sunday of each month.