Friday, April 4, 2014

The Last Remnants Of Winter....... he said crossing his fingers


My friend Sharon in Tennessee was saying yesterday that the heat there 
was starting to get a little unbearable 
and that she was looking forward to some relief over the weekend.


Just the opposite here with us. We are so looking forward to it warming up
a little today.....to 6 C or 42.8 F.


These photos were all taken on Wednesday at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax...
.it was -2 C or 28.4 F.


I am not complaining......I just think a little warmth would be nice for a change.


Winter photography is very different from the other seasons.
I find it to be more quiet, having better contrasts and cleaner images.

As we are very near to bidding this winter a fond farewell,
I will miss the fresh air and all those brisk walks,
but also look forward to the warm breezes down on the beaches.




22 comments:

  1. I do like your winter photo series so very much, yes, contrast, snow that is hard to get the just right tones, icicles, Sophie nose deep in a drift, snow down to the water's edge, all are so wonderful to me. Yes, I do think all in Northern climes are so ready for spring to happen with warmer days very soon. Meantime, I'll wait for maybe just one more photo of your snow. Hugs to all, Jean.

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    1. You are our climate well, Jean! You are probably correct in that we will have a tad more.
      All the best to you both as well, hope this finds Hugh more comfortable today.

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  2. you guys sure could use some of this warm weather. we have been in the 70's. a big thunderstorm is just moving in now!

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    1. A lot of North America could, Joyce!
      We should 'see' 70's in mid May if we are really lucky.

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  3. Winter offers some really wonderful photographic opportunities, as you have shown in your beautiful images. But we've had plenty of that, and it's time to move into the next season for different images. Warmer weather and the shedding of all this winter gear would be so nice!

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    1. I agree Martha, it's time to move on to 'greener pastures'!

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  4. Even Sophie looks a bit tired of all the ice and snow.

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    1. Oh she is Pat. She is SO looking forward to a field of grass to eat and roll over on.
      Some days she can't get in the house fast enough to get out of the wet and cold.

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  5. You can take awesome photographs in any season, Jim! That last one is so cool ~ figuratively and literally! I do hope you've said goodbye to winter ~ It's been a rough one for Nova Scotia and a lot of other places. The snowstorm's dump from yesterday is melting away ~ but, I'm quite sure that it won't be our last! I agree with BR above ~ even Sophie looks a little tired. Take care!

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    1. Thanks Louise. And you know how our winters can be here in Nova Scotia....so I've learned to be patient and accept what we get.
      I heard about your snow in Colorado! Think of the photo opps!

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  6. It's April 4th. Keep saying "the last remnants of winter." One day soon, it will have to be true.

    That last photo is a beauty. The others (although displaying your skill and talent) simply remind me why I don't live where you live ... at least in winter... um April... um winter...

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    1. Yes it will Mitchell, one day soon.
      I liked that last photo as well. When I walked by this area in the park it was beckoning to me!

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  7. Spring is on its way, Jim. It was 22 F here yesterday morning, but 32 F this morning. Snow came, snow went all in one day. I saw the Western Meadowlark yesterday, a true sign of spring. Except for me, it is followed by summertime, too hot and not for me.

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    1. That is pretty low for you guys, yes? Nice to have the snow I bet after such a long dry spell! Samson must have been in heaven.
      I hear you about the heat.....hope it doesn't come here too soon......August would be OK.

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  8. Jim- the wintery pictures are beautiful -- but I know you are ready to be done with winter. It's warming a bit here-- I'm praying that winter is done!

    Surely Spring will be here for us both soon--
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki, I am sure it will arrive. As to the date.........?
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. That looks like a wonderful place to walk and bike in any season. I'm in the city (where it's warmer)!

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    1. It is Barb....with the proper attire.
      Enjoy the warmth!

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  10. Great photos! I love the discouraged look of the dog in the first photo! :o) The last one has a wonderful artistic feel to it. Today's rain is making quick work of the snow and making for a very Halifax-like day with the pitter patter of raindrops pouring down.

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  11. Thanks. Sophie, my dog, is looking forward to summer so she can swim!
    Well, if this rain is any indication then we ought to have a lot of 'May flowers'!

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