Windy Winterland

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!

Zero Visibility

Zero Visibility

I think there's a bird feeder somewhere under here!

I think there’s a bird feeder somewhere under here!

This shovel is accessible...maybe some shovelling a bit later!

This shovel is accessible…maybe some shovelling a bit later!

Snowshoes Waiting For a Walk

Snowshoes Waiting For a Walk

Path to the Barn, where is it?

Path to the Barn, where is it?

Maybe I don't Want to Go Outside

Maybe I don’t Want to Go Outside

Now If I Could Just Get to the Shovel....

Now If I Could Just Get to the Shovel….

No backing Out of this Garage!

No backing Out of this Garage!

Newest Bird Garden Buried in Snow....where are the other feeders?

Newest Bird Garden Buried in Snow….where are the other feeders?

Can't Get out the Front Door

Can’t Get out the Front Door

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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13 Responses to Windy Winterland

  1. 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.

  2. debi says:

    Yes, it is quite a day! Love the kitty picture.

  3. Tim Thorington says:

    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. 

    Sent from Tim’s Samsung Mobile

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  4. Loreen Walker says:

    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!

  5. Tim Thorington says:

    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…

    Sent from Tim’s iPad

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  6. Jocelyne says:

    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.

  7. Gloria Tuerk says:

    Hi Jane

    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.

    Thanks again

    Take care

    Gloria

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