One on my favorite things along the roadside where I live are the Dogwoods. They can be found along just about any country road in the area of central Minnesota where I live. I love the vibrant red color of the stems in the winter. In the spring you can often find cowslips growing along side the dogwoods.
When I took this picture yesterday I stepped off the shoulder of the road and down into the ditch that was filled with snow. Unfortunately I got a boot full of water along with the picture. I didn’t know there was standing water in the ditch under the snow.
Outside the back door of our shop is this scene. Yesterday when I stepped outside to take out the trash I could hear the windmill turning in the wind. It took me a few minutes to identify the sound. I love that some days I might see a calf looking over the fence to watch what I am doing outside.