Encased in Ice

….it may come as a surprise that there is any ice anywhere with these crazy mild weather we’ve been having

That said there are many areas where ponds are dangerously covered in thin layers of ice. There are signs all over Grenadier Pond that the ice is too thin to walk on but any fool should be able to see that from the open water near the middle of the pond. Every day the ice gets thinner and thinner but the weather is starting to change and it should freeze over again. Not sure how long it will take for it to be safe but I’m not going to test it out.

I always find it amazing that trees can survive the extreme temperatures, especially those that are already growing out of the water. Here are some shots of the ponds in High Park over the last five days.

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Six on Saturday – Jan. 16, 2021

….thanks to the Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday ,https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/six-on-saturday-09-01-2021/

These photos are not from my garden. Today I walked through the gardens in High Park. Normally there would be snow on the ground but this year we’ve had unusually mild temperatures and next to no snow in Toronto. Little pops of green are everywhere, as well as the browns of winter (which I also love).

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Dried Up – Day 16

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/16/square-up-16/

Who says that dried up means ugly or lacking in beauty? I personally love how dried up leaves and plants look on a winter’s day.

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Catching Up

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat and Becky B for January Squares https://xingfumama.blog/2021/01/15/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-3/ https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/15/square-up-15/

I rarely combine two challenges into one but this shot in High Park today worked for Pull Up a Seat and January Squares. Day 15.

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I’m a little behind so I’m catching up with three squares today. The next two are for days 13 and 14. The first one is Looking Up the Path. The path is almost completely hidden because of the leaves but there is a path there and the following photo is Uprooted. In the naturalized area of High Park the trees fall naturally when they die unless they are a hazard to the walkers and then they are cut down to avoid any accidents.

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