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Meltwater

All that melting snow has to go somewhere! This babbling creek was a surprise discovery on a trail this weekend. I’m hoping to go back throughout the year and watch as the creek evolves with the changing seasons.

In the meantime, let’s all be mesmerized by the reflection. *oooh, aaah*

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The Three Giants

While towering and imposing, they were still gracious enough to let a sunbeam or two through their defenses.

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In my neighbour’s yard 3

Dark understory, bright overstory, and a wide angle lens – suddenly I’m transported from a backyard garden to a world where Ents exist.

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Nature-inspired etsy love

Happy Saturday! Today’s etsy line-up is inspired by summer in the woods – treat yourself to some handmade goodness!

Backpacking print:

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Painted moose antler:

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Pine tree coffee mug:

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Organic cotton blanket:

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Sideways

The storms over the last few weeks with the sticky wet ontario snow blowing sideways have left the forests white on one side, gray on the other.

If you spin around and look at the trees, it’s almost like a party trick:

white gray white gray white gray.

And if you get dizzy and fall down, there’s a pillowy snowdrift to land in.

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Winter Sun

As the pines marched on, up the hillside, the winter sun’s pale light faded quickly into dark.

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Drive-by Patterns

A 5-hr highway drive is the last place I thought I’d be inspired, but nature decided to be generous, and presented me with a winter wonderland.

The light was soft, the snow was fresh, and there were patterns everywhere. On the return drive a few days later, I was pushed outside my comfort zone and challenged to think creatively and try new techniques. And all of this through the car window! So over the next few days I’ll share a few of the shots here, both the documentary-style patterns in nature, as well as the more abstract landscape stuff I’ve been enjoying lately.

Quite fitting, considering where this blog has taken me through the year, both personally and creatively. It’s been a fun ride, and I’ve learned a lot, and enjoyed being supported by the greater blogosphere in this endeavour.

So thanks, y’all, and Happy New Year.

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Bark Study

In Upper State New York last weekend, we headed to Sapsucker Woods, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a hike in the woods. The weather was bleh, with blustery winds, spitting rain, and a brown and snowless landscape. Thank goodness for titmice and children to help brighten the day!

I’m still learning my Eastern tree ID, so in my ignorance I will settle for being impressed by all the bark textures new to me.

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