Sunlight dancing atop gentle waves on Mill Lake
Taken along the docks in Parry Sound harbour.
Wasn’t quite sure what I’d find underneath the tarp placed over the Muskoka chairs last fall, but all is good – no spiders, just a little bit of ice and snow. Can’t wait to enjoy some warm spring and hot summer daydreaming from the deck.
As someone born in the month of sun and cold, I declare February to be winter’s showcase month! Yes It’s cold, but the combination of bright skies upon the snow-laden landscape is unmatched. Soon, spring will blanket the fields with green, and the lakes and rivers will flow again. But for now, snow cover allows nature to rest, rejuvenate and replenish her strength.
I am grateful for winter.
Winter in central and northern Ontario is nothing short of amazing. Yes, it’s often cold, the driving can often be tricky and, sometimes, downright hazardous, but there’s no disputing the beauty that befalls the subdued landscape when snow descends upon it from above. As much as I miss those warm spring and early summer days, I do so love the crispness and quiet beauty of a cold winter’s day.
There’s something quite humbling about a cold February day, with the sunshine tricking one into believing it’s warmer than it is while at the same time, casting gloriously bright sunlight across open spaces and upon snow-laden trees, lakes and roadways.
Spring brings flowers, summer the warmth, Fall, beautiful leaf colours, but winter, winter brings silence, a time of renewal, contemplation, and the promise of new life and growth in but a few short weeks.