Sunday, January 19, 2020

Silent Beauty

Winter has a silent beauty about it, in my opinion. Yes, there can be howling winds at times, but often there is a calm and quiet beauty in winter.

Snow drifts into delightful forms almost anywhere you look. I trust that as you drive along, if you have snow in the area, you will notice this silent beauty.

Tiny particles of frost cling to the trees. They have arrived overnight and decorated the trees and every little weed with pure beauty.

This shot shows one of the roads leading through the Pembina Valley. It's not a rugged valley, or even very deep, but it can be quite a beautiful place.

On this particular day, it was the frost covered trees that stole the show.

I have photographed this particular tree in all seasons, but I believe this was my first chance to capture it's beauty while covered with frost.

LISTEN and SILENT are spelled with the same letters.
Think about this.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Colourful Flowers on a Cold Winter Day

Today the sun is shining brightly, but that can be deceiving, as it is very cold outside and the temperatures are to drop as the day wears on.
With that in mind,I think some cheery flowers are in order.

Let's start inside, with one of the Amaryllis which was blooming in my home recently. I enjoy these large tropical like flowers in winter.

Oh but, we must take a walk into the flower garden, during the heat of a summer day.
The showy Sunflower is always a good photo subject, even when we look at the back side of it. I love seeing all that detail.

As we look down, we see the Hens and Chicks plants. I have not had great luck in growing these, but I do enjoy seeing them. There are many different varieties, some smooth and some like this one which shows small hairs on each leaf.

The simple Geranium brightens up any day. One of the things I like about these plants is that they will keep on producing new flowers right up until we have a heavy frost.

 For the last flower today, we head back inside to see a different Amaryllis.
Hope you enjoyed this short walk among the flowers.

Closing Thought:
Flowers are heaven’s masterpiece.