Winter in Minnesota is long and bleak. I have been taking a lot of snapshots for Project 365 but have been really itching to get out and get some really great shots. Yesterday I tried to get some photos of some interesting patterns in the snow
Today I made up my mind that I would find something beautiful. I drove around Carver County for an hour looking for something. No luck. So I decide to drive 45 minutes one way to my home town where I know the swans are back in full force on the Mississippi. I managed to get 4 shots of the birds before they flew away and 2 of the river before my hands were literally numb and I had nearly slipped and dropped my camera in the river. Twice.
Then it dawns on me that what I need is color. I cannot deal with the desolate landscape right now. So I decide to go to Target, buy some crayons and set up a really cool shot. I immediately knew what I would do with the shot when I saw it!