I am taking Vivienne McMaster's Be Your Own Beloved self-portraiture class right now. This class is just the spark of creativity I needed this week. Faced with day after day of snow and cold, I needed something to make me pick up my camera. Each day we get a prompt to somehow include ourselves in the photo. Thursday's prompt was a photo walk around our neighborhood and include our hand in the shot to showcase things we found on our photo walk.
Did I mention earlier the snow and the cold...
Was she serious a photo walk...how was I going to do that? It was frigid outside and there is two plus feet of snow in my backyard. But...if you know me at all by now, you know that I refuse to be beaten. So I put on my big girl snow pants and went outside.
Find No. 1
The first thing I found was the light right outside my side garage door covered with a dusting of snow and some lovely frost on the panes of glass.
Find No. 2
Next I found the pine cone my daughter had put out last year covered with peanut butter and birdseed. The peanut butter and birdseed are long gone, but the pine cone remains.
Find No. 3
I found rhododendron buds on my bush waiting for spring.
Find No. 4
I made a path to the wood pile.
The wood pile made me happy and so worth wading through the snow.
Find No. 5
Then I waded across the backyard to the compost bins.
It was cold and it was snowy, but you know what it was also a lot of fun, and I proved to myself that I don't have to let the weather stop me.
My reward for completing my photo walk...
I got to snow blow the driveway.
The downfall of glasses. After this I claimed my reward of a nice chai latte.
I hope everybody is staying warm out there.
Joining Kim for Friday Finds