Ice glistening on a cold January morning.
Mother nature sure knows how to usher in a new year with flare! Over the last two days, many of us in central Ontario – in the District of Parry Sound, have been treated to a glorious new year’s with frosted snow covered trees, roads and lakes. Everything sparkles!
Welcome 2019! So far, so beautiful!
An early snow rests upon an evergreen bush creating fresh shimmering crystals.
Like most of Ontario, cottage country received a nasty, albeit brief (I hope), reboot of winter over the last few days. Winter tires were scheduled to come off this past Monday, then Thursday… now next Monday. Seems winter hasn’t quite finished with us yet. A couple of early robins arrived a few days ago to a snowy, cold, food-sparse landscape. I hope they can hang in there a few days longer as there’s a wee bit of spring warmth coming – by mid-April.
The gardens are longing to shed their winter coat and get on with extolling spring’s promise of sunny, smiling daffodils and crocuses.
Backyard vegetation and garden bench covered with new snow.
Alas, this last breath of winter has been breathtakingly beautiful.
Now go away winter, see you in November!
April Fool’s – still snowing. Yesterday as March rolled into April, the snow and cold persist in wild horse country. As we travelled the back roads, we found this group of boys trying to find some feed. The snow continues to deepen and this causes us concern as the foaling season is ready to start. […]
Winter is not letting up in wild horse country. Temperatures are consistently cold and the snow is accumulating. This yearling has found some grass under the pine trees and the horses are starting to have to roam quite a bit in order to find sufficient feed. This stallion sought shelter and feed under a mature […]
As the snow recedes, items left out last fall have begun emerging, reminding me of tasks left unfinished. I meant to throw ‘ugly bench’ beside the shed, but alas, it was left to collect snow beside the walkway. The emerging heads look at me incredulously… and they’re rather freakish.