Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Lovliness

We are lucky enough to live where snow is around for most of the winter.  Of course, it does come with one major drawback - it can be so cold!  If you look very closely at the picture to right you can see that the thermometer says -30 degrees Celsius!  Very cold!  But, winter lasts a long time in this part of Canada so we try to make the best of it.  Of course, the kids are much better at this than the adults.  They can play outside for hours with nothing more than a few old sand toys (for snow fort building) and some toboggans.  But I am really trying this year to see winter through new eyes and learn to appreciate the beauty that winter offers.  So here are a few pictures of my winter garden...

First some seed heads -goldenrod, my favorite allium, my sunflowers covered in snow, and a clematis seed head (so fluffy).
Then my favorite trees - our green ash, our old little crabapple, a cotoneaster with the cool black berries and then a mountain ash with the awesome red leaves - this one still hasn't lost all its leaves.


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