Hey everyone! @ here again guest hosting tonight...I’ve never struggled with bonding with summertime temps. My soul thrives in the intense heat + sunshine...but my relationship with Iowa’s winter months has always been rather tumultuous. Frigid temps used to mean turning myself into a perpetual couch cocoon. When I finally came to terms with my seasonal depression...the only way I knew to combat it was to tackle it straight on. Inspired greatly by the daily diary entries written by Henry David Thoreau I stumbled upon one winter morning, I discovered that there were winter moments + potential cold-weather connections I was missing out on. After investing in a few key pieces of gear that keeps my body ideally heated, these past few years I’ve focused on seeking the joy and beauty even in the coldest of times...and I have yet to be disappointed...
What’s your favorite season to explore? 🌸☀️🍂❄️
📸: Images captured by me today at Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge + Thomas Mitchell Park