Monday, March 18, 2013

Woodland Walk/Nature Notes

A walk in the woods

Winter? Spring? Some days last week I couldn't tell which season it was. It was Spring Break here in Ontario when school age kids were out & about and some parents were able to spend time with them instead of hiring a babysitter or sending them to daycare.

1. In the largest square: three generations enjoying wildlife along this  urban woodland path.
2. Don't forget the ice: I had to smile when I saw this next to a marina. This time of year, how can any Ontarian forget about the ice?
3. Base of pine tree: I like the way snow melted first at the base of the tree and how the circle got bigger and bigger.
4, Red squirrel: saucy and cute...and yes, mischievous.
5. Moss-covered stump
6. Patches of snow creating interesting  patterns as they melt


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25 comments:

Revrunner said...

Funny sign. reminding us that it's all about context.

Karen said...

Oh I love that little red squirrel!

LONDONLULU said...

Lovely montage of the funniest time of year. Nature can't make up its mind here either! I couldn't help but notice that cute squirrel myself:)

Jill said...

This is just a wonderful collage! I especially love the 3 generations. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice mosaic. I noticed the same thing about our trees in the yard with the circle of melted snow around the base the day after the last storm when the sun was shining. Stormy weather on the way tomorrow night and Wednesday. :(

Judy said...

I'm beginning to wonder if spring will ever get here.

Michelle said...

Sweet squirrel :)

Dana said...

Aw, cute squirrel!

Carver said...

It is nice to be able to take the children on a walk during their break. Looks like the spring thaw has started. Beautiful shots.

Elisa said...

Such wonderful things that you find in the woods!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your photos. It's great to anticipate spring!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Randy said...

Love that squirrel.

SandyCarlson said...

"Don't forget the ice" is such a nice reminder!

Stephanie said...

Nice collage! Hope spring arrives for you soon.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

This is a crazy mixed up period of time. It is very warm already down here.

Bi Ti said...

What a lovely walk and story, thanks for sharing and also for visiting us at pret-a-vivre.

Our party is still on:
http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/03/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time.html

Please come and join us if you have time. Have a great week!

ladyfi said...

What great shots! Hope it really is spring.

llandudnopictures said...

The winter does seem to be lasting forever, it's only the fact that it's so light before 6am here that hints that summer may be on its way. Great series!

Sandra said...

love that stump... i have a stump folder and this would be great for that.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sweet photo of the family hiking and the little squirrel is so cute. Yesterday it was 81°F here Nd you're still dealing with snow. Hope you thaw out soon.

Lowell said...

Thank for taking us with you on your walk in the woods. Love the sign - irony suits you! And the squirrel - looks as nutty as I am!

Laura said...

such a lovely walk through the woods:-)

Sue said...

A nature walk with family is my idea of heaven (or as close as you can get on earth, anyway...).

=)

Rambling Woods said...

Yes they made the ice fisherman on the river and lake take down their huts and keep warning them.. Of course now there is more cold weather.. lovely collage.. Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images from your walk. The family together is great, always nice to see people enjoying the outdoors and nature. I am looking forward to Spring! Have a happy day!

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