Stillness in Winter

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The Good: This winter was much brighter than I expected. The Bad: The temperatures dipped far below what either the dogs or myself could brave on most days. Both Kodee and myself seemed to have a harder time with arthritis this year - not that we are showing our age or anything...

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Winter is long though, so at some point life just seemed to stop. With a thud. There comes a point when winter becomes too quiet.

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Be Still 52 - Week 6 Props

So no props here for my chosen week 6 photo - but there was a prop buying adventure and this photo screams stillness! Very behind on my lessons, but if I have learned anything in this workshop its  "don't rush, just enjoy the journey".

Feeling much too housebound in this -30 windchill we opted to get out and explore the landscape (may have tugged along a hot thermos of tea. A whole new world opened up; no salted streets, no sounds of snow shovels scraping the sidewalk, no fumes from cars idle and warming up.

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We ended up north at the Oshawa Skeet Club where you could hear the guns cracking in the still air.

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Just miles of sun, glistening snow, stillness  on top of the hill. Suddenly winter was not dark and drab.

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Before I get too carried away in this get back to appreciate nature post, this photo serves as a stark reminder of just how much snow we got!

My Friday Finds
Stillness, beauty, inspiration, warm tea, & MY TOES on a cold, winters day.
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9 comments:

Donna said...

These are gorgeous photos.... hopefully the snow will be gone soon and you can enjoy Springtime. Thank you for the reminder not to rush. Have a great weekend!

Villrose said...

Stillness is not bad! But cold can be..
Beautiful landscape!

Julie said...

Those photos do show a very serene countryside, really beautiful….but COLD!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Ruby said...

Wows! Those are beautiful photos!!!!
Though, the -30 wind chill temps really make me thankful we had a warm Winter!
Holy Cow Patties! I like the cold, butts that is REALLY cold!!!
Bless your frozen little hearts!!
Well, you did get those FABulous photos, so your adventure sure was worth it...as long as there was no frostbite! BOL
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Soggibottom said...

You need to visit some warmer climates my friend. Sharp and beautiful photo's though. Sand tends to fly not lay :-) x x x

Barb Brookbank said...

Winter is beautiful and I love it. But from March onwards - I can do without it :) you caught some lovely landscapes!

Rebecca said...

I love the warm tones against the snowy background.

Michelle B said...

Such beautiful images! The blue sky, snow, weeds (?) and fence... I love it all. But I do hope you find spring soon, that is a lot of snow.

FiveSibesMom said...

Beautiful photos! We've had some record-breaking winter here...but spring is springing...even though we just had some snow yesterday! I guess this year old man Winter really is going out like a lion! Somehow through your wonderful photos, Winter looks so peaceful and beautiful, more lamb-like than lion!

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