I was waiting to post this picture for a prolonged batch of Winter. But, we haven't really had that this year.
Winter is my equivalent of most teachers' Summer. I get to do some different things than when the growing season is going full tilt. There are conferences I can attend, speaking engagements that people ask me to do and opportunities to be creative. And, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I have opportunities to FEEL creative. Sometimes, the growing season even drives that out of me.
So, if you are wondering why some of the phauxtos I like best are Winter shots, its because I often have more time flexibility to go out and take pictures that I think are interesting, in light that seems appropriate - rather than pictures that are intended to simply record.
I realize many who read this are getting excited by the possibilities of Spring. I'm with you on that - sort of. The transition to Spring represents a transition from flexible time use to the "too much to do and less time to do it in" phase on the farm. I love Spring, Summer and Fall. Just not sure I'm ready for them just yet.