Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ready for December

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The scene is changing at Atwater Market. Where once there were flats of flowers, followed by pumpkins, now there are trees springing up and these odd creatures. It is the invasion of the wooden reindeer - a large herd of them.

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This year a large moose looks over the area. I'm not sure what its relation is to Christmas. Trees of every size wait for the right customer to bring them home.

Urban Forest

The wrapping machine waits. The air is tinged with the scent of spruce. December is around the corner.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's Here

Winter White

Snow fell all day yesterday turning everything white. It will melt away again before winter takes hold for good. For now, it is back to boots as I trudge through the slush.


First Snow

I am not tempted to sit a while, though I do stop to admire this changed landscape. Bundled up from head to toe, I am insulated against the cold.

Snow

It's funny to think, that while the snow feels cold to me, it in turn insulates the plants below from the cold of winter.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Finding Colour Indoors

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As outdoors the colours fade to sepia, indoors at the Westmount Conservatory colour abounds. As stroll through just lifts the spirits. This was helped by music wafting through - an accordion player was practicing by the little pool around the corner.

Yellow Gerbera


I'll let the flowers speak for themselves. Enjoy their happy colours which can warm a cold day.

Purple

Orange Gerbera


Warm Indoors