Something for those going through the winter blahs

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This is the time of year when I begin to long for summer. I guess I have the winter blahs (having a cold to go with it doesn’t help!).

I can’t complain too much about this winter. It’s been rather spring like for the most part with only a few extremely cold days so far this year. For the most part we’ve had above average temperatures here in Toronto with rain rather than snow.

With some luck this weather will keep up and we’ll ease into spring and it won’t be all that long before I start seeing beautiful flowers like this Climbing Westerland rose growing in my garden again.

Do you have the winter blahs too?





Colorful Crocus’

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These lovely, colorful, Crocus’ were blooming in my garden on Saturday. That day was absolutely beautiful, it reached 14 Celsius here in Toronto and I was able to get out and not only photograph the flowers that were blooming but do some much needed work in the garden.

Unfortunately the nice weather didn’t last. On Monday we had a snow storm .. well, ok, it’s still snowing! So much for Spring! At least I know the weather will be nice again in a few days and the snow will melt.

Don’t fall into the pond!

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I took this photo last weekend when we went to The Brick Works here in Toronto. It’s a nature preserve filled with native plants and native fauna.

This pond is located right after you pass the old brickworks buildings. There’s no swimming allowed of course, but it’s good that they have a life preserver there (and in other areas) just in case someone falls in.

We brought our Lab puppy with us as it was a great way to give her a little exercise and of course all she wanted to do on that hot day was jump in the water which of course is not allowed at nature preserves! We took her to the beach the next day where she was able to get her fill of being in the water.

Delicious scent, lovely flower

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Purple Hyacinth … this is the first one to bloom in my garden this year. Oh I now have several hyacinths in bloom, but this was the first to fully flower. Isn’t it lovely?

The weather was so nice last week that we had our doors and windows open most of each day. The scent of hyacinth would waft into the house every now and then. So beautiful. I love that scent.

The lighting for this photo could be better. It was a rainy overcast afternoon when I took this photo.