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Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.

About this photo: “It was our first big snowfall of the year in early December. Overjoyed by the beauty of the thick white snow, I put on my snowshoes and went down to my favorite urban lake, Lake Harriet. Every day and every season, I find so much beauty and peace in this lake. I love photographing it as the seasons change.


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4 comments on “Frozen

  1. Forestwoodfolkart
    May 26, 2013

    Funny that she titles this Frozen, as I too suffered with Post natal depression, but not too severely. I remember describing my face as feeling like it was “frozen” during this period of my life. Fantastic photo.


  2. Lili Daylighter
    May 26, 2013

    Reblogged this on Daylight Photography and commented:
    Wow. Beautiful shot right here!


  3. charlypriest
    May 26, 2013

    Beautiful picture. If I could I´d put it in as my screen saver.


  4. Eric E Photography
    June 21, 2013

    You ever see kids play in fresh snow? I do that all the time and I’m old:)


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