I’m always searching for the perfect or at least somewhat interesting photo when I’m out walking. On days like today when the temperatures have dipped below freezing and there’s a brisk wind in your face it’s uncomfortable taking off your gloves to shoot that perfect shot. I have come up with ways to warm up my hands when I put the gloves back on but I am definitely fussier as to what I want to photograph.
Today on my walk in the park I managed to get a shot of the beach closest to the park entrance. After taking my first photo a flock of geese took off in the sky and I managed to grab another shot. I wanted to get a photo of the bullrushes that were shaking off their fluffy seeds but the wind prevented me from getting a perfectly focused shot. In the end I decided that the shots that I had managed to get were fine for today and because I was in danger of slipping into the pond if I got any closer to the bullrushes the consequences could have been very bad for my health and longevity.
Winter solstice 2022 in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 4:47 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, Eastern Standard Time. It is also the first official day of Winter. Many parts of Canada have experienced winter weather since October and back in mid-November we had a blast of snow but for the most part winter hasn’t really started here. The temperatures are, however, finally starting to drop and any precipitation we get in the next week should be in the form of snow.
I’ve found starbursts in three different forms. I came across some doodle art I had done earlier this year that reminds me of starbursts. The sun of course is the ultimate star and in the photo below it is bursting through the clouds as it rises above the horizon. Many flowers remind me of starbursts as well.
Have you ever ordered soil for the garden and then later in the season when nothing is growing you wonder what on earth you were sent. I even gave some of that bag of soil away to the neighbours because it was more than I needed and they discovered the same problem. The soil became hard and clumpy and very little grew where it had been placed. I’ll never order from that garden centre again. They just ignored my complaint.