Artisan Studio

The Forces of Nature: The Changing Seasons

This week’s The Daily Post: Photo Challenge asks for photographers to focus on a force of nature. Living in Northern Illinois, I think the most impressive force of nature encompasses the changes of seasons.

Summer

In the summer, we experience humid days with the highest temperature usually in the 90s, but the most extreme I can remember was 105.

100_1792
Snapdragons in my summer garden.

Winter

Then, in the winter, we experience snow and temperatures that can drop below zero. With the winter winds, it can feel like -50 degrees here.

100_2125
Icicles on our trees after a winter storm.

Spring and Fall

But between those two extremes are the pleasant, colorful seasons of spring and fall.

CROCUS AT NEIGHBORS MAILBOX APR 22
Early spring crocuses stretching toward the warming sun.

 

100_1783
Beginning fall maple trees changing colors.

Continual, but ever-changing seasons – one of natures most powerful forces. We can’t change them, or deter them. They happen.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *