When the snow comes all fresh and pure, our vistas are transformed mostly to crisp black and white. The bright greens, reds and golds of fall foliage are gone and the pines and spruce seem to desaturate. Moving water in the creeks turns a blue as dark as a starless night sky. Scenes are stunning in their contrast.
But every now and then, tiny pops of colour burst.
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The boreal forest in which we live is a little shy on maples. We are still blessed to have some reds in the spectrum of fall colours as blueberry and raspberry bushes paint the underbrush. Taller foliage is mostly poplar and birch in varying shades of green to yellow. Once the winds have whisked off those leaves, tamarack allow their needles to turn thus extending the days of golden vistas.
I’m always fascinated by shades of purple that appear in a mist being chased by the rising sun and enjoy watching the islands and far shore being uncloaked.
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July could be considered the month of fireworks in North America as both Canada on the 1st and the United States on the 4th celebrate anniversaries of their formation as countries. This year will mark 150 years for Canada!
Where ever and when ever you enjoy lights in the sky this month do so responsibly.
The more daylight we have the slower the sun seems to set. Happy summer.
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Our recent precipitation has been snow flurries and freezing rain but we hold to the promise that even these April showers will bring May flowers.
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