Dead Things in the Yard

I have a confession to make. I did get out and make a few images after the snowfall we had in late December. I just never posted them.

At the time I was wrapping up my year of daily posting and focused on clearing out my photo backlog. Then I slacked off for most of January, except for a few posts about our trip to Phoenix and the trials and tribulations of our new home build. I “forgot” about these images.

Make no mistake, it was a purposeful forgetfulness. Honestly, I was more than a little tired of posting photos and writing about them. I needed a clean break. So there. But today we begin a new month.

The snowfall wasn’t enough to completely cover the remains of my hosta plants and I was fascinated by the patterns of the withered leaves partially covered by the snow. Fascinated = lots of images.

I tried all of these in black and white, but they struck me as being a little too harsh. I’ve had no compelling desire to pick up my camera in the last month, so I’ll be featuring a few more of these images in future posts. I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t felt the urge to get out and do more winter photography, but I’m attributing my creative malaise to being overwhelmed with nailing down details on our new home.

We have an official completion date now, our home is going to be featured on the Artisan Home Tour, which starts June 8th. The next four months are going to be a full court press. At least the end is in sight.