I live in Minnesota and normally by this time of year we are covered in beautiful, glistening white snow. I love the snow. It serendipitously coats the ugly, barren brown landscape into a beautiful magical playground. The kids and I adore building snow forts, castles and making snowmen and snow angels. We also love to go skiing, skating and snow-shoeing. Wintertime activities are endless. All you have to do is bundle up and winter in Minnesota becomes a winter wonderland.
The only problem is well, we don’t have any snow. None. We’ve had another unseasonably warm December, one of the warmest on record. As the climate talks this week in Doha seem to have made little if no progress on global climate change, I’m beginning to really truly worry. Climate change is real and is happening right before our eyes. Unless we do something about it soon, the earth will continue to heat up and life as we know if for future generations will be gone. It saddens me.
So without further ado, I had to use a little technology to improvise and give my otherwise brown photos a bit of winter. With the help of Filter Mania 2, I was able to convert my iPhone photos taken this morning during my walk around the lake into something truly magical….Into the change of season that I love: Winter! Enjoy…
“It’s a pity one can’t imagine what one can’t compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow”. –Vladimir Nabokov
As I type, it has just started to snow. Small, tiny flakes are falling gently to the ground. Oh, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Changing Seasons” To see more entries click here.