May next year be less barren than this photograph.
As with last year, it rained on the Christmas spirit. The birds are used to all kinds of weather and the major thing that they focus on is getting fed. These Chickadees are busy
The Blue Jays have figured out the anti-squirrel feature of the feeder
Christmas came in the quiet dark. Hope for us to embrace.
It’s early but better early than late. May you create lots of good memories of this Christmas 2009.
Merry Christmas to all!
A way to recycle old skis:
These are two of many creative examples.
Yesterday winter officially arrived at about 1:00pm. The longest shadow of the year at “high noon” was cast by the sundial on the lakefront.
Now the fun begins!
Last week the snow was falling in Colorado
It fell here too:
Winter starts today at about 1:00 pm.
I will not be here for the next week as I get to go to have some fun doing this:
Back in a week.
Now that winter has officially started – there is snow on the ground that has stayed for three days – it’s time to look forward to spring for a moment. Just to keep in mind that although there is lots of winter joy to be had, there is spring colour waiting as well.
Only five months to go!
The Light At The Top Of The Stairs:
Where do they lead…?
Shortly before entering Four Mile Bay, the aptly named Four Mile Creek passes through a low bushy flat.
This moment was very short. It’s gone now:
Never to duplicate itself again.
One of my favourite spots on the trail near the house is here:
It is a little opening under two large hemlock trees beside what was the site of a small log cabin. Now only the bottom half of the cabin remains, crushed last year by the top of one of the hemlocks snapping off and landing on it.
The snow fell the other night. Not much, but it stuck to the trees and produced a bit of a wonderland.
I walked a trail in the bush near the house yesterday morning.
First Snow 2009 On Moffat's Path
Winter has officially started. Yippee!