Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Photo Journey // Day Five: The View from Here

Photo prompt from Paper Coterie:

The View from Here:
Chances are it's chilly outside today. After all, winter is coming. Whether you choose to brave the cold and venture outside today or you gaze just out your window, take a few moments to enjoy the view.  A picturesque landscape, falling snow, the road that stretches out before you, winter foliage; it could be anything. Take stock at what beauty Mother Nature has dished up today. With a deep breath, take it all in, and click.

Valerie Jones // f/3.5, 1/400, ISO100, 50mm focal length

Today was too warm to be called “winter” but still a lovely day that called for a walk around the apartment complex. One of my favorite things about where we live is the pond right outside our apartment. There is a beautiful fountain in the center that I can hear from our open windows. The trees that circle the pond change colors and foliage with the seasons. And we also get to enjoy the company of various turtles and birds throughout the year. With the onset of winter, we are treated to several hooded merganser ducks. Such a peaceful view from our cozy home…