Basic Guidelines: Nature based subject matter. Please, declare captive subjects. Keep your image at/under 700 pixels on the long axis for in-line viewing and try to keep file size under 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site at Flicker, Photobucket, your own site, etc. Do you have a series of great shots to compliment your post? Please, tell us where they are so we can see them. In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include hand of man elements. Try to minimize man made elements, keep the focus on nature, and let common sense be your guide. Let's make this a true Photo of the Week and only post 1 image per week.Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........Good Morning, If you're in North America, you're probably hugging that cup of coffee with both hands. Yep, it's cold. It's indeed trying conditions for nature photographers. Over time we've had contributors from many points on the compass, so I thought it would be revealing to look at the forecasted high temperature for Monday from those locations. Of course, I don't know exactly where everyone is, but I tried to choose some representative places. Get ready to laugh or cry, and be sure to keep your camera batteries in a warm place. OK, a cool dry place for some. Here goes: Nicoya, Costa Rica 95F/35C Ladysmith, South Africa 89.6F/32C Edinburgh, Scotland 46.6F/8C Cardiff, Wales 50F/10C Cavan, Ireland 46.6F/8C Giggleswick, England 46.6F/8C Alice Springs, NT, Australia 91.4F/33C Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia 89.6F/32C Morro Bay, CA, USA 69F/21C New Iberia, LA, USA 42F/5.5C (a bit of a surprise) Phoenix, AZ, USA 67F/20C Asheville, NC, USA 27F/-3C Indianapolis, IN, USA -10F/-24ish C (should make John feel a bit better) Prince Rupert, BC,Canada 42.8F/6C Moosonee, Ontario, Canada -5.8F/-21C The cold does give us a major change of scenery and some seasonal subjects. There's a lot of ice and snow around. If the sun comes out, so much the better. We headed down to a local lake for some ice formations on a chilly day. I ended up doing a lot of "California Dreamin'". What's the temperature where you are on Monday in Nature?