So Environment Canada has finally admitted what we’ve all been thinking: that is, weather is getting harder to predict so, I say, what’s the point of doing it at all? Everyone seems to be wrong until after it’s happened.
I’ve heard that the West will have colder than usual temperatures and we’ll have milder than usual ones, but more snow. I guess that’s okay with me. I’d rather have a good snow covering, blanketing the garden and protecting it from harsh winter winds, if there are any.
This is a diving board used by beavers; no sign of any in this December landscape ;c)
It is perhaps, the quiet before the storm.
I understand the paintings that show snow as blue and the winter light, red.
I think there is a beauty to this early winter landscape too, with its more muted tones, but nonetheless, I realize how much I crave colour again when I visited Mill Street Florist and saw some of their holiday creations.
I love how the choices are entirely natural (well, almost entirely, with the exception of the chartreuse dyed reindeer moss): winterberry, mini pomegranates, magnolia, ornamental cabbage centres, viburnum (Viburnum tinus) berries, grapevine, moss, evergreen branches and pheasant feathers. Lovely.
How will you satisfy your craving for colour this winter?