We have had one of the worst winters in recent history in Platte County: lots of snow, extreme temperatures, and wind that commanded we mimic the horses and mules; we turned our backs to it as we walked sideways down to the barn, trying to stay vertical.
Yet, after the weather has moderated, Mother Nature left us a gift--drifted sculptures as pretty as anything in the Louvre. Sure, we had to ignore the drifts that forced us to extreme measures to get up and down our driveway, but some drifts when they caught the morning light were worth all the bitter cold and propane dollars. And they had to be documented with the camera.
Here then are some of Mother Nature's gifts from Winter 2009-2010.