With a sunny 7 degrees today there are welcome signs of spring.
A rhododendron escapes its cold enclosure
and its shiny leaves welcome the sun.
Sedum spears appear as snow disappears.
Rocks break out and absorb the sun’s rays whilst
dock wood dries out and feels warm again.
But… roads soften and crack
and garbage is uncovered.
Thankfully and gradually, buds appear
and burst in happiness against a brilliant blue sky.
The second serious snowstorm starts around seven in the morning and lasts all day and all night: soft, silent, swirling snowflakes floating, fluttering, falling.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…
Morning breaks with brilliant sunshine,
brilliant, blue skies and brilliant, white snow…
superbly fresh, white, powdery snow.
It’s pretty on Boxwoods…
and soooo pretty on Blue Spruce.
It makes a snow-topped table with spectacular edges
and windswept waves and dugouts around the bushes.
Snow is useful, too!
Snow sculpture is special…
When it will fall?
One of a kind.
Different from others in a way that makes it special or worthy of note.
Each icicle, unique.
One of a kind at a point in time.
What do you see in this icicle?
Icicles, at one point in time
Definitely unique: each time I moved the tree reflection changed on this ‘spider crack and seeping water’ on lagoon ice.
Love on the lake nearby.
Alert love of parents.
Always watching. Always on guard.
Protecting. Caring. Loving.
As with all parents.
Canada Geese in spring
Canada Geese in summer
Mallard ducks in summer
What is beyond? What is in store? What will I see?
Beyond the creek…
Beyond the gate…
Beyond the shore…
2013. A new year. A winter in Canada.
From tropical heat to snowy cold.
Aahh… but, the snow is pretty!
Picture postcard pretty.
Spectacular snow scenes.
Brilliant blue skies – some days!
Resolve: take LOTS of ‘snow’ photos.
Not just pretty.
Different, unusual, curious, ‘out of the ordinary’ snow shots.
Delicate, light, fluffy fresh snow.
Gluggy, heavy, sloppy, dirty snow.
And… already a participant in ‘snow shovelling’ 101.
Delicate silky threads flow from a crusty milkweed seed…
… after the milkweed seed breaks free from the firm, grey pod.
From fall to winter.
From coloured, autumn leaf to wintry, white leaf.
Brown, oak leaf stark in fresh, fluffy snow.
Winter in Canada.
Photo taken 25.11.2012