A hint of Jack Frost! (Wordless Wednesday)

Christmas Countdown 20

The Perfect Excuse to Relax (WPC: Relax)

Sunday saw our long-awaited first snowfall. With the temperatures low, snow clinging to the branches and rails outside and snow still quietly falling, it didn’t take much convincing for the three of us to stay indoors and relax!

relax

It was a glorious day, watching the snowflakes swirl in the air whilst kicking-back and relaxing. RELAX is the Weekly Photo Challenge word from the Daily Post this week.

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BELOW Niagara Falls (Weekly Travel Theme)

When I read Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack had chosen Below as her travel themed challenge word for this week, given how cold I’m feeling right now, this image came immediately to mind.

Below Niagara Falls

We were standing under the falls at Niagara when I took this photo. Technically it was spring since it was March, but the icicles were still hanging long and strong as the water continued to drop over the falls, creating the mist that formed these and many other unique ice formations.

Where's my Backpack?

 

 

 

 

CAREFUL as you go! (WPC)

With each step we took as we wandered around Niagara Falls, the ice formed from the mist coming off the falls had has being extremely CAREFUL… this week’s Daily Post challenge word.

Careful where you walk!

Not that this ice stopped us at all as it was quite amazing, although at the same time surreal, seeing so many everyday objects encased in ice. It was certainly slow going but most definitely worth the effort!

 

 

 

 

It is SO the first day of fall!

The first day of fall and how apt is that terminology as we’ve already had our first SNOW FALL for the year… woo hoo!

September First

Granted the snow is only on my mountain peak but it’s SNOW. Oh yes, I am SO doing the happy dance right now!!! 🙂

 

 

 

Sailing Thirty Foot Swells (OWPC: Hurricane)

 

This week’s theme word for the One Word (Weather) Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells is… HURRICANE.

Hurricane Sandy instantly came to mind as we were headed to New York City on our cruise at the exactly the same time she was scheduled to arrive. Except she seemed to be coming in on her broomstick, we on a ship.

Hurricane Sandy

Overnight swells reached thirty feet, by the time I took this photo, the swells had decreased to just eighteen feet, nothing really in comparison. Looking at this photo it’s just looks cold, wet and miserable but trust me, the swells were still there.

Thirty minutes earlier, Master Thirteen, who was eleven at the time, and I were sitting in the dining room waiting for breakfast. As he watched the ocean go up and down as the ship went up and down, he first turned pale, then turned white.

He made it until just as his breakfast was served then alas we needed to be beat a hasty retreat. It was the fastest I’ve EVER eaten breakfast however as who knew that riding the waves could make one so hungry, lol!

 

 

 

 

The Icy WATERS of Niagara (MM2-13)

Blame it on the weather – that’s certainly what I’m doing. We seem to have had a lot of hot weather lately yet oddly, a lot of my photo choices are of cold weather scenes. No guessing my preference of weather, lol!

This week for Monochrome Madness with Leanne Cole, being the first week of the month there’s a theme and the theme is… water.

The Icy Waters of Niagara - MM2-13

When looking for a photo with water, there were so many different ways to go – reflections, sunsets, or rivers to name but a few – all sorts of things. Yet for me, Niagara Falls will always hold a special magic for me.

Yes, this photo has window reflections in it. And yes it’s not in the preferred thirds suggested for taking photos but you know what? I really like it.

The memories behind this photo are what I see whenever I look at it, sitting at lunch with my family having the biggest laugh over who knows what but as my Darling Son likes to say… good times, good times!

 

 

One Word Photo Challenge: COLD

 

This week’s One Word (weather themed) Photo Challenge is… COLD. And nothing says cold quite like a polar bear with snow flakes falling on it.

OWPC - Cold

This polar bear cub along with his mother were the first Polar Bears we saw last November. When the two of them strolled up to our tundra vehicle we thought it was Christmas. That was until snowflakes began falling from the sky, then it really was Christmas.

When we were in Churchill, Manitoba last year I must have taken 1,000’s of photos of JUST the polar bears. Now whenever I scroll through them it’s like looking at them for the first time. Just giving you a heads up, that’s all, lol! 🙂

 

 

Downward flowing frozen water…

AKA, a waterfall, lol!:)

I was so absorbed with the river on Saturday, it wasn’t until I was back in the car after one of my stops, looking to see what traffic was coming behind me that I noticed this directly across from.

Long waterfalls on the side of the road

What is it about icicles that make them so darn appealing?

Frozen drips - with or without color - still wonderful!

Whether they are in black and white or simply in muted colors – frozen waterfalls are always beautiful.

A moment truly frozen in time

To think I almost missed this, funny how fate steps in at just the right time on occasion. Other times you are left wondering…  “mum, how much longer?”

Frozen in Time – WHY?!

Given the current exceptionally cold weather we are encountering thanks to this Arctic Outflow, we are very wary of allowing the cats outside for their daily romp.

Whenever Miss Poppy has the chance she does the very same thing, heads directly over to the neighbor’s yard and promptly goes into a trance like state! What has caught her undivided attention?

Miss P WHAT has your interest???

No amount of cajoling or coaxing will have her look side-ways. Master Twelve and I almost fell over in disbelief having tried everything to get her attention yet without any success so gave up but on glancing on the window 20-minutes later she was in EXACTLY the same position… “Miss Poppy, how much longer?”