Changing Seasons: February

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I am participating in Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons photography challenge.

The challenge is to find one picture that best represents that month.

The highlight of this month for me was a weekend getaway my husband and I took to the Outing Lodge.  (See here for more photos.)   We stayed on Valentine’s Day weekend, and the trip included a lavish Valentine’s Day dinner at the lodge, followed by tango lessons.  This photo serves as my souvenir of that evening.

How was your February?

 

Changing Seasons 2017: January

 

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This is my January entry for Cardinal Guzman’s 2017  Changing Seasons Photo Challenge.  I am doing Option 2 in which we choose one photo that represents the month to us.

I live in Minnesota (USA) and it’s been a tough week for weather, with below zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures and several snow storms.  I’m not a big fan of January.

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Resilient Photo Challenge

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This week’s Photo Challenge at the Daily Post is the word “resilient.”  This photo is my interpretation of this word.  It was taken at the Summer Palace outside of Beijing, China.  As the world’s oldest continuous civilization, China exemplifies “resilience” to  me.

 

2016 in 12 Pictures

Paula at Lost in Translation suggested a challenge:  post 12 photos from 2016 that represent your year.  I am joining her challenge.  My photos represent places I visited in 2016.  (None were international and most were within a few hours of driving distance from my home.) It’s a nice way to close out the year.

 

 

The places depicted include Minneapolis, MN; the North Shore of Lake Superior (MN);  Holcombe, WI;  Plymouth, MA; Boston, MA; Louisville, KY; Washington, DC; Cable, WI; Baxter, MN; New Ulm, MN; Chicago, IL.

I’d love to see your 12 photos!

Changing Seasons Photo Challenge: December

Last January, I joined in Cardinal Guzman’s “The Changing Seasons” monthly photo challenge.  The goal is to choose one place near one’s home and take monthly photos to document the changing seasons.

I chose to focus on Murphy Hanrehan Park, which is near my home in Minnesota.  Alas, I neglected my blog for most of the  year, so I did not fully complete the challenge.  I did want to post my December photos, though, to round out the year. It is a dreary time year, especially since we have almost no snow on the ground.

My January entry to this challenge is here.  March is here, and May is here.

The Changing Seasons Monthly Photo Challenge: Murphy Hanrehan Park

This is my May installment of my Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons, hosted by Cardinal Guzman at his blog.  (My posts have been bi-monthly rather than monthly because I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit lately.)  As always, the photos were shot at Murphy Hanrehan Park in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis.  Some of them were taken in the evening and some were taken late morning.

Changing Seasons Photo Challenge: March

Cardinal Guzman hosts a Changing Seasons photo challenge.  (Click here for more information.)  The challenge is to pick a place near one’s home and post 5-20 pictures of it once a month in order to highlight the changing seasons.  My focus is  on Murphy Hanrehan Park, which is very near my home.

For January’s entry, see here.

I skipped February because it was just too darn cold to go for a walk in a park.

Today is March 12, and we are having a spell of Spring Tease.  It’s been unusually warm outside.  It’s not the prettiest time of year, but it is so nice to have weather in the 50s and 60s in March!

The Changing Seasons Photo Challenge: January

I can’t seem to get enough of challenges.  I just discovered a new one I’m going to join.  Cardinal Guzman hosts a Changing Seasons photo challenge.  (Click here for more information.)  The challenge is to pick a place near one’s home and post 5-20 pictures of it once a month in order to highlight the changing seasons.

My focus will be on Murphy Hanrehan Park, which is very near my home.  I live in Minnesota, and today it is relatively warm (20s Fahrenheit) but gray.