Monday, April 06, 2015

Winter Holiday (part 2)

Here's one more look at our winter retreat early last month. I processed them once home.

In case you are wondering, we hit double digits celsius on Easter weekend (Thursday and Friday) for the first time since November 24 — a 129 day stretch. As I write this on Saturday, we woke up to snow, and temperatures are forecast to stay below 10°C (50°F) more another week.


The garage/workshop lies on the other side of the driveway and is pretty well inaccessible in winter although Brian has obviously made it to the door to have a peek inside.

The converted planer mill is where we like to hang out in decent weather. It's screened to help keep away the biting insects.

Around the Property

Above: a three shot, vertical pano, looking down the Crowe River from The Reindeer Tree.

Below: the front gate during a snowfall.

Above: the apple tree opposite the cottage. The deer sneak here in late summer for snacks. I was in an arty frame of mind when I processed this.

Below: a glimpse into the woods from the old logging road whilst snowshoeing.

Below: the snow looks pretty on the branches.


Just a few photos of Sue and me on our snowshoes.

Okay winter: I am done with you. Hasten spring.


Shammickite said...

I agree with your final comment.... I've seen enough of snow and ice, no matter how pretty your photos are! Perhaps I'll come back to this particular post and look at the photos again in July, when it's 30C and feeling like 38C with 90% humidity....

Linda Kay said...

How fun to be in the blogging world and looking at snow when the temps get higher in our summer days.

troutbirder said...

Winter Holiday retreat indeed. I'd describe the scenes as "enchanting"..... Thanks A.C.

TexWisGirl said...

i, personally, appreciate the beauty in these photos now that we're knee-deep in springtime here in texas. i'm sure you're ready for that kind of knee-deep, too. :)

Donna said...

Love all the snaps! And that Snapseed app is Good! Photos turned out wonderfully.
That's a LOT of snow up there Ac!

Hena Tayeb said...

I second that.. we finally have a warm day today.. I can not imagine still having snow.. though we did have a sprinkle just last week..
Hope spring hurries on over to you

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Our snow is all gone and we are to get some rain today all though the sun is fighting that lol rain all day tomorrow , Thursday and Friday with temps in the high teens . Spring has finally sprung here lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't usually think of a cottage as a great place for a winter retreat but you have proved me wrong.

Gail Dixon said...

I'd love to send some of our already-too-warm weather to you. The snow certainly is pretty in those parts.

Mage said...

Welcome home with mug and camera. That's a flat out lovely photo of Sue in your last entry, but they are all magic. Thanks so much.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like such a beautiful setting when sniw covered, but like you we too tired of winter. Yet, we had an afternoon of heavy flurry activity this week, which amounted to no accumulation. Snow shoeing is in our future for next year.