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Monday, February 6, 2017

Variations on a theme...black and white

Alright, so everyone in the East and up North can stop laughing now.
Yes, Victoria has snow in February.
Our days of bragging about walking by the water in our shirt sleeves
whilst everyone is shovelling their walkways are over.
At least for now.
So, lets embrace this stuff called snow!
This is my street this morning...
Of course Lil' Jed was ready for some snow action!
Although he wasn't impressed with the tiny snowballs gathering on his legs and feet...
"these things are really starting to annoy me" 
Aside from the ornaments, he really had a great time out there plowing with his wee snout...
I live in an area filled with Garry Oak trees and they really lend themselves beautifully
to shadows and light and general perfect silhouette specimens...
The paths are no sooner trod with footprints then are covered up just as quickly...
Wild roses and blackberries preparing for spring have put their plans on hold...
The bright green lichens and mosses have been subdued by falling snow...
And so we trudge through our unpredictable season, 
embracing what may come, being grateful for the warmth of a good fire when we return home...



4 comments:

kjsutcliffe artist said...

wow - SNOW! We've had nothing this year - Jed looks to be really enjoying being a snow dog :)

Suz said...

oh these are nice photos
I used to like snow
then I got old
beautiful doggie

Limner said...

Aww. what I wouldn't give to be there! :) Thanks for allowing us to tag along.

gz said...

Beautiful images..and a happy dog!
We've avoided the snow, came out to New Zealand mid January, going back at the beginning of May!