Well, Winter. Here we are again. Nestled in the pit of January. As often as I've grown tired of you in the past, something shifted this year. I mean just look at you in your chilling brilliance. You're not so bad to have around after all. On these crisp snow speckled days, I'm floored, utterly floored by the heartbreaking light of the sun, oh the sun. Is this your secret weapon? Sure you can be moody and cantankerous, but aren't we all from time to time? I might venture to say, I kind of like you. Pure white wrapped in dusty blue. Face stinging wind slaps. Bone chilling cold. Snow top mountain castles filled with trolls (lots of Harry Potter these days). Long walks in the hills. What's next? I may even fall oh, shh. Don't speak. Let's not rush into anything...I don't think either of us are ready for that. p.s. Local (New England) Folks! I'm teaching a photography workshop at the Amherst Farmers Market this Saturday. I would love to see you there. You can find all the details below. Saturday at the Market: A Mobile Photography Workshop For Food Lovers In this workshop, we’ll explore the art of mobile photography by capturing the vibrant food scene at the Amherst Winter Farmers Market: the local farmers, their produce, and the market shoppers. You'll learn photography basics (light, composition, framing, and exposure) along with visual storytelling techniques. You’ll also learn how to shoot, process, and later print your mobile images. Bring a mobile phone and your fabulous selves. Date: January 26 (or sign up for the Feb. or Mar 9th dates) Time: 10 am to 12 noon Place: Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA Fee: $25.00 (per workshop, per person) If you're interested in joining, drop me a line by Friday (info[at]artandlemons[dot]com).