Saturday, January 31, 2015

the little forms . . .

yesterday as i walked home, i got down on my hands and knees to get closer to the very little forms whose lives at this time of year are contained beneath the surface of the snow and then also the soil while winter winters on . . . .









Friday, January 30, 2015

under the ice . . . .

i found a place where i could slide down the side of the river embankment and catch up in some boulders at the bottom right by the rivers edge.
it's so cool! with the freeze and then the rise in temperatures, little bits of the ice have lifted up revealing tucked away spaces underneath!
here's what i found in two of those teeny tiny ice caves . . .



Thursday, January 29, 2015

i am in awe of them ...

all the sweet birds . . . the brave birds . . . who winter over and somehow
somehow manage to eke out a living - let's use that word truthfully .... a living ... as in they survive . . .

i am in awe of them . . .




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

sid drops by . . .

sid the cat. a lot havier than i last saw him but perhaps that's to cope with the cold - twenty below zero when he dropped by . . . .



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

looking up . . .

early evening on my street out front of my home . . .


Monday, January 26, 2015

waiting to return

this leaf . . . frozen into the ice . . . waiting for its time to return to the great cycle of decomposition and new life . . .

Sunday, January 25, 2015

water and ice



Saturday, January 24, 2015

crossing the river . . .

the view from the pedestrian bridge across the otonabee river . . . .


Friday, January 23, 2015

leaving by the back door . . .

some days i leave school by the backdoor. it's surreptitious yes. but also quiet, allows for focussing before i get on my bike, and it reflects the very real need for space alone . . .

on this particular day, the sky reflected the scattered and yet lovely energy available throughout the day . . .


Thursday, January 22, 2015

midwinter river

i rode my bicycle (in late january!) through the very cold morning (minus 24 celsius plus the windchill on the bicycle) and then home via the river down by little lake cemetery.

the sun was reaching that sweet spot in the winter day where it throws golden rays across the landscape ever so briefly . . .

the water - yes water even in the middle of a cold winter - was as blue as you see here . . .




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

black and white

because some days simply are more black and white than others . . . .














Tuesday, January 20, 2015

this one little space

a tree root . . . rising above the snow and ice late in january . . . .



Monday, January 19, 2015

a rainy january day!

goodness . . . it rained today . . . tonight it will be frozen again . . .

for now . . .





Sunday, January 18, 2015

into the light . . .

jackson creek runs under much of the downtown portion of my city . . . here it emerges into the fresh air of an early evening. . .


Saturday, January 17, 2015

the view from above

ignoring my fear of heights and taking a look at the river below the bridge . . .

Friday, January 16, 2015

frost laden . . . my 3000th post . . .

thankyou very much to all who visit here. 








Thursday, January 15, 2015

a late long walk home

i took the very long route home along the eastern shore of the otonabee . . . it was entirely worth the extra distance, the extra time, the extra chill that set in on my hands . . .