“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”.  John Steinbeck

I took a winter hike into the Minnesota River Valley with my camera recently.  I challenged myself to create a set of photographs that portrayed the silence of the snow fall, the deepness of the woods, and the emptiness of the area when all of the animals are in hiding during a snow fall.

snow falling in the trees at the Minnesota river valley

grape vine in the woods during winter at the Minnesota river
fallen tree covered in snow in the Minnesota river valley near belle plaine
native plant growing along Minnesota river at belle plaine
Minnesota river on highway 25 in belle plaine
reflection of trees in ice at the Minnesota river in belle plaine

I am a wedding and portrait photographer located in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.  Pictures from this project are available as printed artwork, if you see something that matches your home or office decor contact me for details on purchasing a print.