I choose to live in NW Ohio because I need to have four full seasons. I grew up with it and it's what feels normal to me.
And when I see scenes like this one I am reminded that even the cold winters here are beautiful. I took this photo on December 16, 2007 after a snow storm passed through and the sun was just setting. The Three Brothers huddle together in a heavy blanket of snow while songbirds take shelter within their branches.
It was very cold and windy but I couldn't stay inside and let these beautiful scenes escape my memory. I had to photograph them.