Winter Wednesday

Late afternoon. The horses are all in from the paddocks. Inside the barn they are warm and cozy. They have had their dinners and are munching their hay, settling in for the night. Winter has arrived.

My ‘Not a Flower’ FOTD

I know this is not a flower so why am I putting in to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge? Well, I hope Cee will accept this entry . This is a variegated grass that grows in our garden. It stands tall at the edge of the deck and it still stands tall, in its…

A Glimpse of Life from My Kitchen Window.

This past weekend I took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is a world wide effort with thousands of people watching, identifying, counting, and reporting the birds they see. The final count is as follows: Species observed 6236 Completed checklists 302,400 World regions 253 Canada came in second place with 262 species observed…

Winter Stills!

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” — Thomas Wentworth Higginson The swans of the summer are long gone and the small lake is frozen. The pasture that had cows is deserted, the grass covered in snow. Clouds skim over the frozen landscape. The horses all…

Some Frosty Sunday Stills

Friday morning we woke to -12 Celsius and our weather station told us it would feel like -17 C. But look what the cold had produced over night. A coating of frost on every branch of every tree. So much beauty! I ran around our house taking photos from all the windows. And Terri’s Sunday…

This is what I did today!

The Covid numbers in Ontario are not great. The Provincial government announced they are imposing a lockdown on the entire province. Or maybe just on the south of the province. Or maybe not a complete lockdown just increased restrictions. Or maybe it will be like the lockdown in the spring and the barns will all…