Saturday, 18 March 2023
Saturday Photo: Snow Drops, or (more appropriately) des Perces neiges..
Spring arrives next week, but the snow is receding and the first snowdrops (called perce-neige in French) have come up. A sure sign of spring...
Sunday, 12 March 2023
Saturday Photo: Sledding as the Winter Ends
Sunday, 5 March 2023
Saturday Photo: March 1, the Day the Sun Starts Shining in the Bedroom...
Actually the photo was taken a couple of years ago, but I'm pleased to report that this March 1 also saw the first forray of the sun into our upstairs back bedroom.
By the solstice there will be several hours of sunshine in this room, but during the winter there is none. Instead, we have this Stonehenge-like moment on about the first day of the meterological spring.
Sunday, 26 February 2023
Saturday Photo: The Flowers of Winter
Outside snow still covers the ground, although the days are getting longer. Inside that translates into several house plants taking a cue from lengthening daylight and setting forth blooms.
An anthurium that had been in a north window has taken the plunge and sent out blossoms. Nice to see this time of year.
Saturday, 18 February 2023
Saturday Photo: Sunburned Knees from Last Summer
Summer evening at Sept Iles, sunshine and sunburned knees for the old guy. A nice memory of a good trip, something to think about as the days begin to grow longer.
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Saturday Photo: Desire Lines in the Snow
Urbanists and architects call these paths "desire lines" since they show exaclty where we want to go. Nowhere is that clearer than in snow that's been on the ground for a few days, giving folks a chance to make their own paths. Pity the person who went first: given the depth of the snow it woud have bee a slog. At the time the photo was taken though folks' desires had manifested themselves in a well-trodden track.
Saturday, 4 February 2023
Saturday Photo: Baby, It's Cold Outside
After a winter that so far has been warmer than usual, we are in the deep freeze. Windows were frosted over this morning. Glad I was inside and not out...
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