With the beginning of a new year, I have decided to create a visual blog of the my photographic explorations. I plan on doing this once a month to inspire myself and others to continue to create art through photography. The year has started in Northeast Ohio and many parts of the country with extreme cold, ice and snow. Every time it snows I find myself venturing out to nearby parks to try to capture "the snow". I am attracted to the small details of nature with a backdrop of white snow, the drifting snowflakes and the patterns that are made in the trees with fresh snow. The last few days, however, it has been even too cold to do that and in someways it is nice to take the time to reflect and critique the photos that I have taken. So here are a few images from the first few days of this year.