Okay, my “Winter Wonderland – Not Quite Black and White” post from December 20th. spoke of the beauty and featured lovely photos of the winter. Now, a month later, I have to say that I am getting really tired of it!
In south-central Ontario, we have had one of the coldest and snowiest winters in many years. Day after day of temperatures well below normal, not to mention high wind chill readings, have made outdoor activities quite unappealing. For the past 24 hours at our farm on Lake Ontario, we have experienced winds in excess of 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour along with a light snowfall. I’d like to share some “record shots” of what I saw when I found a door that I could open this morning. These photos are certainly not of good enough quality to enter in any of my Oshawa Camera Club competitions but they certainly do “tell a story”…..a story of a winter that is a REAL winter! Today I will sit at the computer or by the fire and do “indoor” things until the winds die down. Then I’ll head out for some bird pictures and yes, a bit of shovelling!
It’s comforting to know… I’m not alone. lol
Thank goodness for woodstoves.
Come spring we’re having a Standby Generator installed.
We also went out and bought a generator. Hopefully neither of us will need them this year. I love the photos on your blog. Your pets are really precious and your rural scenes are beautiful.
Yes, it is quite a day! Love the kitty picture.
17 year=old Casper hasn’t set a foot outside for about 2 months. He does watch the snowflakes and the birds outside this window.
Can’t help but think of all of our retired friends sitting down in Florida right now. Your photos are great however the pictures they send me feel a lot warmer:-) Less than two months until spring.
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Yes, I could really do with some Florida sunshine about now. Winter scenes are beginning to loose their charm for me!
Gee! It looks like you had quite a storm. We had a bit of snow and some wind, but nothing like that. It was a little warmer than it’s been though. Today, it is freezing, AGAIN! I’m getting a little tired of it!
It just doesn’t seem to let up. Now today was a bit warmer but lots of drifting new snow. Lots of woodpecker photos taken while “housebound” today.
Did u get over to see the Great Gray? Sounds like it has been MIS (missing in action) since last Thursday night. I have a friend that lives near there. He checked Friday morning, yesterday just after 3:30 and again today at 11:30 and still lots of cars but no sightings…
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I’ve gone twice looking for GGO. It was so cold the one day that I just gave up as I needed another layer of warm clothing. I may have to wait until next year.
Wow, that is a lot of snow ! The wind has blown it away ! We have the same winter here, we had those crazy winds too and, of course, these super cold days. It’s a really cold winter this year and with lots of snow too. Apparently it maybe has to do with our sun that is having less activity than usual. They explain it at this site : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25743806
Jane, I really love the first photo of the window, I think it’s a great photo. And the photo of the cat looking through the window is another great photo. It really tells a story and you captured it at the perfect moment. 🙂
Today it actually reached 3’C. Perhaps we will both experience a warmer February better than January.
I like photos through windows. They often tell a story, don’t they? I appreciate your comments, Jocelyn. I can tell that you are a very special person as you follow and encourage so many photographers.
What beautiful pictures. As much as I love winter I sure will be glad when it is over. Thanks for sharing. PS – I had mailed you a thank you card for having me at your open house. However noone had your address and my card was returned. It really was a great time and your home was like a fairyland.