Long time coming… (Monochrome Monday)

How glorious it was to wake up to a world covered in a dusting of snow yesterday. It was nothing quite like the epic six-foot we had in one 24-hour period in Kitimat last February but we didn’t care. It was snow!

It's been a long time coming!

We had the beauty of a fresh snowfall without any of the shovelling or worry. It really was quite delightful having the opportunity to simply sit back in the lounge chair appreciating the beauty surrounding us before it disappeared.

 

 

 

 

Jolly Holly (iPhriday Flowers)

‘Tis the season for holly. I just love it. Honestly, I could have vases of holly all over the house for December. It’s so beautiful and has such a lovely Christmas feel to it… a visual feel that is, lol!😂

holly-berries

Could be a good time to start looking into some plants for the garden in preparation for future Christmases I think. Plus I’m sure holly wouldn’t be that enticing to our deer but you never know!

 

 

 

Distorted Raindrops (OWPC: Distorted)

After yesterday’s ferocious winds and rain, to walk outside today to stillness and sunshine feels more than a tad surreal. Without the wind, raindrops were clinging to my maple tree like Christmas lights. Especially with a little tweaking.

distortion-of-light

Bumping up the contrast and shadows distorted the photo enough to help create the illusion of strings of lights amongst the branches. Distorted is this week’s word for the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells.

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Too soon for a Melt Down! (Wordless Wednesday)

It’s not this time of the year without… Twinkle Lights! (WPC)

I. LOVE. TWINKLE. LIGHTS.

There, I’ve said it, I love twinkle lights! Be it in a Christmas tree, strung along garland, bunched up in vases with baubles, or wrapped around a wreath. It’s Not This Time of Year Without them… this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

And this year I have a beautiful new mantle not only to hold all-things-Christmas but to also hang my garland, intertwined with twinkle lights and baubles. Ahhhh… ’tis the season indeed!

twinkle-lights

Sometimes a spot-light is needed to show you the way; sometimes all you need is the soft twinkle lights to allow a moment of reflection and gratitude for all that has been and will be.

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Monotone Mushrooms (Monochrome Monday)

What a combination – mushrooms and raindrops. Having to pick my moment to run up the driveway in between showers to photograph them maybe not so exciting but well worth the effort. Well, I think so, lol!

monochrome-mushrooms

As I was belly down on the ground endeavouring to get “the shot“, I heard foot-steps coming up the other-side of the driveway from my neighbours. By the time I sat up there was no one around, there was only the sound of a car door closing.

Guess they didn’t want to scare the wildlife!😂

 

 

 

The last tulip of the year! (iPhriday Flowers)

Just as I reached the checkout at the grocers the other day, I couldn’t help but notice they had tubs filled with tulips for sale. Naturally I had to grab a couple of bunches. This was the last tulip determined not to drop its wilting petals.

last-tulip

To join in the fun of iPhriday, hosted by Lisa over at Gray Days and Coffeesimply post photos you’ve taken with your cell phone whatever the brand, then add the tag iPhriday.

 

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