January and February have provided some interesting opportunities to continue my crystal and snowflake observations this year. You just never know what you’ll find on your daily walk!
I am fascinated with how Mother Nature magically “overnight” creates new artwork in the ice both down at the brook, the river, and in random locations found on my walks through the fields and forest here at our hilltown home in New England.
I’ve also found it takes great patience to capture photos of snowflakes and wait for just the right storms to arrive so being able to go out any day of the week in the winter and visit the ice is a bonus treat to see me through.
Curious Capkins love getting outdoors to P.L.A.Y. with you in all seasons and all kinds of weather! So step into the sunshine, snow shower, wind or rain and enjoy the adventure.
You and your kiddos will be so very glad you did!
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Note: I purchased a new inexpensive macro lens that simply clips onto my inexpensive generic android phone per the recommendation in Kenneth Libbrecht’s book (below) for getting shots of snowflakes and other close-up wonders. Yay – it works!
Expensive equipment really isn’t required to P.L.A.Y.outdoors and collect cool photos to then share your adventures and nature’s wonders with the world!
Just pack a little patience, a ton of curiosity, and oodles of P.L.A.Y.-fulness and off you go!