I’m not a big proponent of snow, having moved to the other side of Canada many years ago, before the massive influx of others that came out to B.C., and saw how beautiful this province is. And, like many thousands of others, I would call back home and brag about the lack of snow and all that entailed (no lawn mowing, wearing shorts, yawn, yawn, yawn). So the opposite side of all this bragging has finally shown up, and we have been experiencing snowy winters, starting with the “big storm” of ’96. Although we haven’t been experiencing that seriousness of snow lately (at least here in Victoria) we have had snow. So I wandered around the yard last week, replenishing the bird feeders, adding fresh water to the bird baths and decided to take some photos. Here a little fern juts up through the snow as if to say ” hi, remember me .. I’m still here” ..
Little footprints in the snow .. most likely a racoon I thought. The snow helps show the nocturnal activities that take place.
Little birdies .. after I took this pic, I emptied the snow and ice and put fresh water here for them.
The hummingbird feeder hadn’t frozen so there was a sweet treat still there for the Anna hummingbirds to sip at …
Some of the garlic containers .. the garlic is tough and easily survives the cold.
While I’m posting this, I’m listening to Bandgladesh music from Amsterdam .. how I love this music .. so much ..dreamy and soothing to my soul ..
One of the suet holders, suet eaten, ice melted, symmetry remained ..
The birds haven’t eaten everything from this feeder .. yet! See the little footprints in the background .. those of a racoon???
The footprints traverse the yard ..
Yep, racoon prints …..
On another day .. a walk along the Galloping Goose .. near Swan Lake .. the sun was shining … lately I’ve begun taking long walks again. I love those. Always discovering new things in my neighbourhood .. the exercise feels wonderful and energizes me.
The path changes direction a little and now the sun appears …
And I see blue skies! I mean “Blue Skies” 🙂
Such beautiful blue skies with swirling clouds dancing away up above .. sky art ..
And .. beauty in the snow also. How it transforms everything including this old apple tree ..
Happily retired now, I do remember the years of getting up early, preparing for another day at work, concerned about the snowy route I would have to drive to go to my place of employment. Longing for the day when I would not have to do that any more.
That time has arrived and I rejoice in the opportunity to now, finally, after a lifetime of work, having the chance now, to play. To discover new interests and pursue the interests that I would just dabble in.
Now is wonderful. Now is great.
So .. considering this .. it is now time to take my mug of freshly brewed Yorkshire tea and go to my creative rooms. Time to play with my beads and wire. Time to practise my fiddle. Play with my Sonic Drum