Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thoughts of Spring

Thoughts of spring are creeping in even after a big winter storm. The daylight is more abundant and there's been a sunny day here and there to remind us of the possibilities. My thoughts are on the annual homecoming  as the birds return in large numbers to set up housekeeping and raise their little ones.
How hard would it be to choose a nesting spot? New or used? In town or countryside? Hmm?

The third one looks like the best fit. Happy thoughts.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winter Wonderland ...again


Today is a stay at home day while the latest snowfall transforms the landscape again. 30cm in the forecast.





Maybe some snowshoeing tomorrow.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Lady Love Bugs

To contrast to a grey winter day I had a little needle felting fun over the weekend. Last February I made a pack of these little fellows to help display the beautiful rings at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Over there  ->

 
So this year I decided on a blast of bright pink and the odd limey green one. The smaller ones might end up as rings themselves. They are all wearing a little heart!


I hope they make you smile. :)






Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Dead of Winter

The freedictionary.com refers to it as the "middle of winter, when it is very cold and dark". I agree with that. There are exceptions " when it is very cold and sunny". Those are the days we love to snowshoe through the trails in St. Ann's Bay. We got to do a little of that on Saturday. It looked a lot like it did last year when I took this picture.


Today the sky was dull and produced some snow flurries to blur the edges even more. The pictures I took in the yard made me think of the phrase "the dead of winter". Don't get me wrong, I still think there is beauty in the winter garden.

                                                               Hollyhocks


Sunflowers


Poppies




The red maple




This last one is of St. Ann's Bay on the ferry trip across to Englishtown.




Things will look a lot brighter here tomorrow. I promise!