Wildflowers, or Weeds?

No sooner had I decided to change my blog name to Wildflowers & Wings when this happened: My backyard neighbour asked if I could keep my weeds to myself. I live in a subdivision, houses on all sides of me, but my backyard is relatively spacious. Because it’s a lot of work, and because I’dContinue reading “Wildflowers, or Weeds?”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 16: Patience

Testing my Patience April is the ultimate test of patience: Shivering in spring jackets, because we can no longer stand to layer ourselves in winter wear; fingers icy because we refuse to wear gloves for even one more day; wiping snow off the car with our sleeves because, frankly, we are fed up. Watching theContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 16: Patience”

Hope Springs

It seems counterintuitive to think of ice as a sign that winter is coming to an end.  But these odd formations have appeared in my backyard, below the eaves of my house.  They are the result of snow melting from the roof.  Although it is still cold enough that it freezes, this gives me some hopeContinue reading “Hope Springs”

Abstract in the Woods

Below the trees, where the light barely reaches, the melted snow had created a small pond.  Part ice and part water, the trees reflected here and there. It is a natural abstract.

Happy Spring

http://www.dawnblanchardphotography.com This makes me very happy. Tiny little red pompoms appearing on the branches, pops of colour that change the view outside my windows on a daily basis. I don’t even care that the pollen litters the driveway and plugs up my sinuses. I am just happy to enjoy every minute of this beautiful season.

Strange Noises

http://www.dawnblanchardphotography.com I took my camera into the backyard this morning.  As I stood there searching for photo possibilities, I listened to the birds singing and felt grateful for the final arrival of spring. But there was another sound, too. A faint crinkling came from the ground, leaving me to believe there could be snakes slitheringContinue reading “Strange Noises”

Weekly Photography Challenge: (Gentle) Forces of Nature

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.” Despite a relentless winter, nature forces on.  Its ferociousness in winter finally gives way to its gentle blossoming of spring.

Sea Glass Season

If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I have been waiting (impatiently) for the snow to melt.  I have been itching to go to the beach, but until this week there was so much ice and snow that it wouldn’t have been safe, let alone enjoyable. The snow is not completely gone, butContinue reading “Sea Glass Season”

A Little Corner

It may not be pretty, but this picture makes me very happy. For six months, this corner of our back deck has been covered in snow.  This is the corner outside my back door, where I go to hang clothes. For six months, I haven’t been able to access this spot. Now, finally, with theContinue reading “A Little Corner”