Spring Like Weather in March

….but it is officially spring, isn’t it?????

Yes Spring officially begins in March but rarely do we get such nice weather so soon. When March comes in like a lamb it usually leaves like a lion. Now I may have spoken too soon because we still have four days left in March.

This time last year this is what we were experiencing.763308-AF-E29-B-4-FBA-978-A-E904224-B707-B
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This past week we’ve had some beautiful spring weather. The buds on the trees are starting to green, the daffodils and crocus are pushing up through the ground and the birds are singing morning and evening. This is what spring looks like in 2020. Fingers crossed that I haven’t jinxed it.58-E80148-34-B6-485-A-BCF5-0-AF29-D9-D2-A29
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A Photo a Week – Up in the Air

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting the Photo a Week Challenge

Interesting challenge this week with so much being ‘up in the air’ so to speak. I took the phrase literally and posted photos of things in the air.68-A2766-E-A87-A-4198-BB6-C-FB8-BD26-ADD7-F-1-201-a
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Lens Artists Challenge – #86 – Treasure Hunt

….thanks to Travels and Trifles  for this week’s theme

This week’s theme is very long and detailed so I’m cutting and pasting the instructions here:

This week we’re going on a Treasure Hunt! The challenge is to search for specific items – either from your archives or newly captured – from the list below. Extra credit items are a bit more challenging. Focus on quality over quantity and hit us with your best shot(s)!  

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. My opening image, for example, includes a sunrise, a seascape and birds in a single shot. See how easy it is?! 😀

My favourite portrait of my granddaughter.

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Sunset at the cottage
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Strange fish
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Rhino at the Toronto Zoo
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Street Performer in Hamilton
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Sunrise in the Neighbourhood
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Water fowl in the Park
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Two more recent sunsets in the park
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The Benefits of Rising Early

….quiet and the sunrise

I’m normally a night owl and don’t tend to wake before 8:00 in the morning. Today, however, I had to drive my daughter to the airport so I was up at 6:00. It was still dark when we left the house shortly after 6:30 but on my return I could see an orange line along the horizon. It was bitter cold but I decided to venture out of the car when I reached the park at the end of our street and I started to take a few shots of the sky over the lake. In the first shot you can still see the moon in the sky.

The waves and the freezing temperatures created some beautiful natural ice sculptures along the shoreline.E7B43E5F-0B53-490E-83FD-E4AC6F110422496C5289-472A-4D03-A68B-6844B6AB3975_1_201_a7E2AFCC5-971C-4AD8-B7D9-092809E17755

Just when I thought it couldn’t get better the sun actually came up over the horizon line. It was spectacular.7B363C3D-5798-4FDA-B640-6EEA1DDF7C36_1_201_aCCB01B98-BBD6-4D39-B25F-AFF65AC88C47_1_201_aD2D94931-BC7E-4DBF-B8C5-025F53BC2249_1_201_a

An Icy Morning Light

….thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares

I had to get up very early this morning to drive my daughter to the airport. The plus side of this favour was that I was up early enough to see the sunrise. I loved playing around with different angles and was fascinated how the morning sun reflected off the icicles along the shoreline.D341AC28-4E26-4DBF-AC3F-A49B86AF0464_1_201_a