Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox – the official first day of spring. Yay! But it sure doesn’t look very spring-like outside right now! Overnight and through today we’ve had about 10 cm of snow dumped at our front doors and apparently more is on the way. Most people I talk to have had enough of winter now and find this pretty discouraging. True – I’d be happy for some warmth, sunshine and birds singing.
This is probably our last blast of winter for this season. So to celebrate the end of winter, I thought I’d post some images from winter around Lanark County, Ontario. Enjoy!
Beaver ponds are plentiful around Lanark County.
Cattail marshes with old dead trees can be picturesque, especially on days with moody skies.
I love isolating just a few cattails and some snow.
The Tay River from the Christie Lake Road bridge.
Trees reflecting in the Tay River.
A few rustic highlights along the Tay.
Along Althorpe Road after a blizzard.
Dead milkweed pods in the snow. The late day sun casts lovely shadows.
I love the blue shadows the late day sun creates on the white snow.
Tree branches casting a shadow on the snow.
Mounds of snow sculpted by the wind.
Sun shining through the forest trees.
Late in the day on the far side of our pond.
Fresh snow creates a winter wonderland.
Tea coloured ice from the tannins leached from the fall leaves.
Some of winter’s visitors to the area – a Common Redpoll.