Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

This is my last post of the year. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Walk

I got what I wished for. We received a few centimeters of snow on the weekend. So this morning I went for a walk down to the lake to see what it looks like and to see the swans that I heard were around lately.

On Lakeshore Road

Many small parks along Lakeshore and at dead ends off Lakeshore Rd.

Across the lake is the Niagara area of Ontario - wine country

Not zoomed in

Zoomed in - Hamilton or Steel City south west of Burlington

Where the creek empties out

Burlington has many creeks that empty into the lake

They come south from the escarpment, a long rise that is great for hiking

I did not see the swans. There were some mallards and buffleheads and of course the Canada goose. I think I walked for an hour and was quite cold. I could have used my long underwear today with that wind. And just so you know taking pictures in winter freezes your fingers. Welcome to winter.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Death becomes you

 I have been reading many blogs lately and seeing lots of beautiful photos of snow covered plants. Where I lived in Canada is close to the most southern region of Ontario. We get snow. It is happening all around me, an hour north, two hours west, but in my neighborhood, nothing.

I like snow.

  I like it as gardener and I  like to walk in it and watch it fall from the sky.

And so while I wait for the snow to come

I must be patient

and try to enjoy

what I have.