Lens-Artists Challenge – Finding Peace

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in photo challenges but since this is the year that I’ve decided to get back to my blog, this seems like the perfect challenge to start with. Following are some things where I find peace.

Our cabin in the north woods of Minnesota is so peaceful and we are treated to fabulous sunsets, as long as it’s not cloudy.

Here’s one that hubby took that I just love, a mixture of clouds with the sunset and some great reflections:

One more sunset from the cabin that I especially like:

I’m always looking for wildlife on my daily walks from spring to fall and I see great blue herons as well as egrets on ponds and lakes near my house. I managed to capture this egret before he flew away.

One other place I find peace is our local conservatory, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul. We always try to take a trip there during winter to get a break from the cold. It’s so nice and warm in there and feels like the tropics. And so many lovely things to photograph! Here are a couple from this winter’s trip.

And while I’m not a big fan of winter, we’ve had some amazing sunrises this season. I will leave you with this image of a sunrise. I feel peaceful whenever I see a great sunrise:

Waiting for spring in the frozen tundra…….


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19 responses to “Lens-Artists Challenge – Finding Peace

  1. Hello Tobyo and welcome to our challenge. Loved your post and your images definitely bring a feeling of peace. Personally I couldn’t imagine living through your cold winters up there there is something to be said for the marvelous transition to spring and summer after the cold of winter. Thanks so much for joining us!

    • Hi Tina! yea, I keep wishing ‘this’ winter will be my last here, alas, apparently not quite yet. maybe one more winter? Thanks for looking at my post 👍

  2. First of all, you were right, Toby. This was a great place to land as you step back into blogging. Your photos are gorgeous. Your cabin must be an oasis of tranquility. I am not sure I would ever leave the dock. And yes, the winter lingers. Waking up with the rising sun is certainly a great way to find peace…and begin your day. Love the photo of the egret.

  3. Great photos. LOVE the big reflection.

  4. Wonderful set of photos. That’s a lovely hideaway you have. And that conservatory seems to have a very nice variety

  5. These are all beautiful. I love winter sunrises even here on the Costa del Sol, but that last one is a beauty.

  6. I can see why you love your cabin! That picture of the clouds and reflections is especially nice.

  7. Amy

    Beautiful set of images! Breathtaking! Love these flowers.

  8. Beautiful images of a peaceful and lovely cabin! How can you ever leave it? Winter lingers on here as well – in fact it returned from halfway to spring. Loads of snow and stormy weather. But that belongs to March.

  9. Those sunsets are gorgeous! I remember those years in NH…and the long-waited spring thaw. I hope it comes soon!

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