The amazing thing about winter and snow is that it changes the mundane into something beautiful, at least in my opinion. This particular scene of an old corn crib on an empty field in Iowa is lucky to have the supporting cast of several round corn stalk bales. Add to that a few inches of snow and layer of frosting on the bales and the scene is totally different than a normal spring day. I pass by this scene many times during the year and this particular winter day was something special for me. After a short tromp in the field, different positions with the camera, getting the right spacing of the bales, things all started to come together. Even the snow was on time, with large fluffy flakes drifting to the ground.
It may look simple, but it was enjoyable to see an old friend in a different setting and have the time to appreciate the scene.
Thank you all for joining me...winter is coming to a close in NW Iowa as the geese and ducks are already flocking to open water holes in the ice and cornfields in the evening.
A reminder to all that the Summerwind Gallery in Arnolds Park will be open starting May 1. The owner and operator, Roberta Williams will be showing her fabulous work as well at the work of many other outstanding artists. Visit the gallery and see the new space.
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Summer Wind Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa http://www.summerwindgallery.com