Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Say goodbye, February/Nature Notes

Last day of February 2012...YAY!

Actually February was not all that bad this year. But I AM looking forward to lovely spring weather.

Largest square: This cute pooch is wearing red, a colour I wanted to include in this week's mosaic to show you that not everything here in Ontario is grey, brown and white right now. The dog's mom wisely dressed her for the cold. Many Canadians enjoy a brisk winter walk as long as it's not too windy.

Moving clockwise: shriveling highbush cranberries - ignored in the autumn - become gourmet bird food in late winter and early spring; a few wild apples still on the trees where the wind and squirrels have not knocked them off; hoar frost where super-saturated air condenses and freezes; small shrubs held down by new fallen snow; and snow in artsy drifts.

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23 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful mosaic :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the photos and mosaic -- very colorful for winter! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

This is an adorable mosaic with special red details.That little dog is cute!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice mosaic. We didn't really have much of a winter here.

Kate said...

The white and red are very complementary!

Sandra said...

my eyes went straight to the dog and hung up there. so cute so adorable...

Leif Hagen said...

Another beautiful collage for which you are famous!
Happy Leap Day!

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the pops of red in this. :)

cieldequimper said...

Another one of your lovely postcards! Hey this year we get to post one more day!

Crafty Gardener said...

Nice mosaic to say goodbye to February. It has been an unusual month and I am so looking forward to warmer and longer days and getting outside more.

Cynthia M. said...

I really love the detail in the photo with the hoar frost... one of those beautiful details in nature that we tend to pass by too often.

George said...

This is a beautiful send-off for February.

Jack said...

Don't pack away your winter clothes just yet, EG. I have a funny feeling . . .

gina said...

Lovely February mosaic! Welcome March!

kaye said...

love the "red, white and blue" in your shots. very complimentary to each other

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos and mosaic, the berries look gorgeous. I love the cute doggie. Looks like you need some warm days to melt all that snow. BYE_BYE Febraury!

Leora said...

Looks like you finally had real winter! We really didn't.

Love the berries.

NatureFootstep said...

that little fellow seem to have cold feet. Great set of shots.

Carver said...

The dog looks well cared for in it's colorful sweater. Beautiful collage for the end of February.

Rambling Woods said...

I could not remember that name 'hoar frost' as I had a photo of it and couldn't remember what it was or why it occurred..thank you... I love the little dog..and the berries...it has been a strange winter for both of us. Thank you for linking up to NN EG, I appreciate it and hope you have a great week..Michelle

Marie said...

Just love the cranberries and wild apples! I have been enjoying everyone's snow scenes this February since we are already into spring here. But, I know you will be happy when it starts getting warmer where you are, and the blooms spring forth!

MyMaracas said...

All these beautiful scenes almost make me wish February could stay a little longer.

Celeste said...

Beautiful, chilly images make up a great collage.

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