Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Staying Close To Home


Because of the very low temperatures lately,
it was -30C with the wind-chill,
we are not venturing too far from home.

Sophie and I spent some time in the garden yesterday.


Corkscrew Witch Hazel shadows.


Sophie waiting for me to catch up with her.


Native Viburnum shadow.


 The Chestnut Tree I grew from seed.


Asian lantern hanging from apple tree.



24 comments:

  1. The snow has that lovely crisp dry nature to it, not the slushy rubbish we usually get on the rare occasion it shows here. Beautiful photos, the lantern is lovely. I planted two medium corkscrew hazels this summer so this spring will be the first I see the blooms. The twisted nature of the branches really appeals to me.

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    1. should read planted LAST summer.

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    2. You will just LOVE these trees, Craig......so full of personality all year round.

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  2. Love that lantern, and way too much snow for comfort, stay warm and safe.

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    1. Well, it is winter after all here in Canada, Jean. We just have to be patient.

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  3. stay warm....we are freezing here too!

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    1. I always overdress, just in case, Joyce!

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  4. Love that lantern, Jim! Just goes to show that you don't need to venture far to take nice pictures. We've been keeping close to home, too, and getting a little nutso :) Hopefully this cold breaks very soon because everyone is really tired of it.

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    1. That lantern has so much 'personality' all year round. I love its patina.

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  5. wow so stunning i love alll your photos, alway and Sophie she's such a doll, yes we've been HIT BY HEAVY WEATHER WARNING OF MINUS 40 DEGREES....but today it's snowing and indeed that lantern is extraordinary, wonderful Jim

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    1. I can only imagine the extremes you get in Quebec, Lorraine. Stay warm.

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  6. The witch hazel shot is wonderful

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    1. It is such an amazing tree/shrub, Marti.........in every season.

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  7. Holy moly, that's PRAIRIE weather! What's the matter with you Maritimers? Which Winter God have you pissed off?

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    1. Probably ALL of them, Debra! lol
      You know how 'we' can get!

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  8. Yup, it's winter in CANADA!!!!!

    HELP!!!!

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  9. Just noticed that the Chestnut Tree photo did not load here....better now.

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  10. Sounds VERY cold, too cold for my liking! You have some great shots though! Stay warm!

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    1. Will do , H-E! This has been a record-breaking cold winter here.

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  11. Yes, good to be close to home with a minus 30 windchill! I always like seeing a tree well reminding me the tree gives off energy to melt the snow around it. I love the witch hazel shadows. Keep safe and warm - you're having brutal winter up there!

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    1. Barb, the witch hazel is quite an amazing tree.......all year round.
      Never thought of that being the energy the tree is emitting that causes that ring/space. Thanks.
      We are keeping close to home now till the ice melts.

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  12. Love the shadow of the corkscrew willow.

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  13. I love that chestnut tree! I would put a sign near it...I GREW THIS FROM SEED! Well, I really wouldn't but I wouldn't have to, I would tell everybody!
    30 below zero as a wind chill? Oh boy, that makes me shiver.

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  14. These are wonderful, Jim! Oh my! I bet you could find something spectacular to photograph every day in your garden. You have such artistic eyes!

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