Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thinking Out Loud


I was out in the garden this morning.


It is almost mid-February and being at 44 degrees latitude


on the shores of the North Atlantic Ocean and at sea-level,


 I was wondering around the garden!


There were buds on trees and the ground was damp and soggy.


I came across this little lantern with it's wonderful rusty patina.


I do believe we are living through the process of climate change.


Whether we are or not, I could get used to this.


Imagine, we could be out and in the garden by March!!!





28 comments:

  1. I love the way the light is casting shadows on that little lantern - Beautifully captured. I must admit I could get to like the milder winters we have been getting too but hate the wetter summers we seemed to have the last few years - all blamed on global warming. Bring back the endless sunny days of my childhood !

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    1. Yes, what ever happened to those hot dry summers and long cold snowy winters? Something is going on!

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  2. Works for me! The sooner the garden season begins, the happier I am. Love that rusty lantern. It's got character!

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    1. Can't wait either Martha! Looking forward to your garden photos!

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  3. C'mon global warming! I'm all for ya', baby!
    m.

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    1. I suppose by the time it really hits us, we'll be OLD and/or FRIED we won't care or know to care!! lol

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  4. Beautiful photos! I doubt we'd be out in the garden in March in my region.
    I love the colours in the photo, they are some of my favourites. Perhaps that'S why I have a brown and orange dog XD

    Take care!

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    1. Hello new follower! Glad you like the colours. I'll have to check out this brown and orange pup of yours!

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  5. Canada's winter is vacationing in Europe this year. Poor bastards.

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    1. I agree Debra. It must be somewhere! It is surely not here or in Alberta.

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  6. That's what I have been thinking, although we are heading for the deep freeze and all those little blooms and buds will perish... :(

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    1. You are so right Sharon. We all may have a lot less blossoms this spring/summer.

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  7. I love the lantern. This year's mild winter here is quite a contrast to last year' long, cold, snowy season.

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    1. Same here Pat! Last year we froze to death and I had to wear mitts with batteries in them to keep my hand warm! Seriously!

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  8. I've been thinking along the same lines. There are buds on our trees here, the only snow was on November 5th last fall, and no rain to speak of since then. It's gorgeous outside now, strong desert sunshine from a deep blue sky. But it is not really how it should be this time of the year.

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    1. They say it is because of the La Nina effect? I don't know but whatever it is we are living at a time of change.

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  9. What a gorgeous lantern!

    I do enjoy a mild winter, but fear for the future generations if we really are going through a climate change.

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    1. Thanks. I know what you are saying, Fiona. We can only hope that if it is the case that we can lessen the effects by demanding more from our governments as far as environmental laws.

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  10. That's what Brahm's been saying too - about how unseasonally warm it is! Beats digging yourself out of the snow every morning! Great pictures of that lamp by the way ;-)

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    1. Thanks Annie! Yes, very different winter this year. I hear Europe is getting our winter!

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  11. Hi Y'all,

    Love the lantern!

    Oh let me tell y'all, getting into the garden this time of year gets you exhaustion by May. Even here in the mountains, where, for the first time, we spent winter, weeds are peaking up in the plant beds.

    My sister in law warns that weeds are already blooming at the shore. Hope we get home next month!

    BrownDog's Human

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    1. Hi BD's Human! Must be the same everywhere in North America!

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  12. Oh, rub it in, Jim! Please send a little global warming this way!

    The lantern is charming.

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  13. Hi Jim. I am so thankful for the mild winter... Whatever the reason for it..

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  14. Don't get too used to it. It just changed on us and is heading your way. 3 inches of drifting snow and below freezing temps. enjoy!

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    1. It arrived here but turned to rain and then got very cold.....lots of ice.

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