The other day I braved the bitter cold air and water to stand in the creek for a close up of the hoar frost on the bent branches of bushes along the water’s edge.
It reminded me of the last time I waded into cold winter waters for some icy shots. I shared a number of those shots in this post which explains the frozen lake surface in the image below. It’s from the 2015 shoot I selected the image for our calendar this month.
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Happy 2018! We experienced one of the coldest Christmases in several decades. I trust your holiday time was warmed by being surrounded with those you hold most dear as we were.
May you have courage to face the challenges ahead in 2018 and a heart open to appreciate your blessings.
Typically ice leaves the lake in front of our place some time between late April and early May. We eagerly await this change.
The calendar is available in 2 screen sizes here.
Raleigh Falls is just a 15 minute drive west of us. I can’t resist heading out there with my camera when conditions are a spectacular as this. I actually spent 2 consecutive days there and will share more shots in the next post.
Wishing you the very best in 2017.
It’s remarkable how beautiful a scene with no colour can be.
The shot is as it was taken; it was not desaturated in post processing. Hope you enjoy it.
It’s always bittersweet for us to have summer come to the end. Because we work seasonally, the 7 days per week, from late spring to mid fall gets tiring and the slower pace of the off season is a welcome change. However we are sad to lose warm, sunny days to cooler, damp, shorter ones.
We are thankful to be living this life and take pleasure in each day at the lake.
Fall is my favourite time of year. It might be partly because we work seasonally and our slow time is coming up. But it has always been my favourite for the beautiful palette of colours and refreshing temperatures. I love cool nights and warm days.
This year as last I was caregiving two of our grandsons for a few days. Unlike last year, the weather this past week was grey and damp every day. I just had to pull up photos from our hike last year to enjoy again.