The Morton Arboretum {Winter}

We had snow, sleet, and rain last night in Chicago. The sun came out this morning and we  had the most gorgeous scenery at The Morton Arboretum. We basically had an ice show and it’s impossible to document the true beauty on camera. There are things in life that you’d have to experience to deeply understand. :)

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“May You find me GRATEFUL, God, wherever I set my feet.”

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

The Morton Arboretum {Winter}

And everything in time and under Heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath

And still I notice You when branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

Every Season / Lyrics / Nichole Nordeman

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Right after a big snow storm. Sterling Pond at The Morton Arboretum.

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Red Rock Canyon {Nevada}

I spent a total of 12 days in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Desperately needing the fresh air and sunshine, I bought myself an annual pass and went to Red Rock twice all by myself. Looking forward to spending many more days in 2018 there exploring and doing more photography; would love to get a couple more hiking trails under my belt too. This place is truly amazing.

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Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot

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Hawaii {Ka’ena Point State Park}

I was blessed enough to join Sherri, Bert, Bella, Chloe, and Christian in this majestic place in Oahu, Hawaii. So blessed that I stuffed my eyes with all this beauty…even if it was only for a few hours.

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This was the last photo before I fell, my right foot hit a rock (dislocated my toe), and my camera swam in the ocean and experienced major water damage! I wish I had more time to go out in the water but I had to be thankful for the time I had. RIP my beloved Canon 5D Markii.

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Hawaii {Hale Koa}

Being with Christian and Chloe in Hawaii is such a dream! Having fun with them and taking photos of them is therapeutic for my momma’s heart. Love these two so much and they are definitely a match made in heaven!

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Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? ~ Walt Whitman

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