….thanks to Cee for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge https://ceenphotography.com/2022/08/02/cffc-reminds-you-of-natures-beauty/
…thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/03/07/swan-water-water-everywhere-116/
As the temperatures rise, the ice on the pond is melting to reveal water below. After today’s rain and yesterday’s balmy temperatures most of this ice will have melted.
….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Whatsoever is Lovely https://xingfumama.blog/2022/02/27/whatsoever-is-lovely-challenge-2022-week-7-2/
Treating myself to a beautiful bunch of pink tulips…..
Taking in the beauty of nature’s ice sculptures…..
The promise of spring as the snow begins to melt in the parks…….
….a discovery I made on my walk yesterday
It was cold and icy but I decided to walk along the path in front of the lake. With the fluctuating temperatures we’ve been having the cleared paths had filled in with melting snow, which froze and then melted again and then froze again so the nature paths were no longer clear. Instead they were like skating rinks and today and they were dusted with a fine layer of freshly fallen snow. It made for a somewhat treacherous walk.
I carefully walked along the path trying to avoid any icy patches but it was near impossible. There was a set of footprints in the snow that I tried to follow but the owner of these prints didn’t have much luck missing the ice either. About 100 metres into the walk along the lake I came upon a very odd sight. There in front of me was a tripod set up in the snow. No camera and no owner anywhere to be seen. Who does that? Set up a tripod and then walk away.
Last week the temperatures dipped well below zero but the sun was shining and winds were minimal. I put on a pair of long johns, my big blue parka, my scarf, hat and my warmest mitts and off I went. I was surprisingly warm. I invested in a good pair of winter hiking boots a few years ago and I’ve never experienced cold feet.
I kept my phone in the pocket of my coat and I worried that the cold might affect the battery but I was able to take a lot of photos and it held up well against the cold. Here are a few shots of things that I saw on my walk that day. Enjoy!
….textures on a bitter cold day