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FORCE OF NATURE

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.

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

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Snapdragons in my summer garden.

 

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.

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Icicles on our trees after a winter storm.

 

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

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Early spring crocuses stretching toward the warming sun.

 

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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.

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