day ten and light and colour before the snowstorm

Last weekend, before we got socked with this dumping of snow, we had two days of luscious, gorgous vitamin D.  When the days are sunny in February – everyone busts outside.  On Saturday I shopped and walked in my neighbourhood, and then later in the afternoon I walked via the beach to have burgers and beers with a friend and the colours tagged along. 

A tiny little mitten, no more than three inches high, hung in a tree in the hopes that the owner's grownup will find it:

Down at the lake the sun sinks lower and the colours get richer. 


Then, into the park and up towards Queen Street the light softens.  I admire it on the giant humanoid tree legs and their snakey tree arms reaching out. Maybe they're reaching out toward the last bit of daylight.  Or to spring.  Compared to the yellows and oranges down at the beach, I think this muted light is mystical.



  1. Reply
    cathy February 24, 2010

    Ummm.. it was luscious! You know what I did that day.. Nature’s a little tease isn’t she?

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    willow February 24, 2010

    That fence post shot made me sigh!

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    Jennifer February 24, 2010

    She sure is. Spring is too – takes her own sweet time. I guess that makes us appreciate it more?

  4. Reply
    Jennifer February 24, 2010

    We weren’t in Kansas Dorothy.

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    jessie February 24, 2010

    such beautiful shots and descriptions.
    thank you for visiting my bloghome and commenting. please come again — often.
    warm smiles,

  6. Reply
    Jennifer February 24, 2010

    Thanks Jessie – and will do!

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    Reluctant Blogger February 24, 2010

    Yes, there is definitely a less wintry light about lately. I had thought that too.
    I would never notice the little things – that mitten for instance. My children do but I just walk by in a trance.

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    Jennifer February 24, 2010

    Yes, and your spring comes a bit earlier than ours. I’m jonesin’ for it RB!
    Carry a camera with you – then you are actively looking for interesting things! Although I must say – I’m generally a power walker – hard to change a long-held habit. So I’m often motoring with my head down – probably missing scores of stuff! I’m carrying my camera more, and so hopefully that will change.

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    Selma February 27, 2010

    I love that you noticed the mitten. You and I are so alike in that way. I would have been wondering about it all day….

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    Jennifer February 27, 2010

    It was the sweetest, tiniest little thing!

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