Friday, April 25, 2014

Same Spot, Different Days

I can predict at least four different people will be envisioning my being drawn and quartered for featuring lovely, lovely snow at this point in the spring.

Back in December, on three different days, I took shots of this area from the warmth of indoors at my father's retirement home in Guelph, where birds and squirrels come for food throughout the winter. On each occasion, the mood of the weather was different.




This courtyard among the buildings on the property was buried in snow at the time.


The woodlands you see in the background of the first shots are here again, taken from passing by along the road. There was damage in there from the ice storm that passed through some days before.


There's a marsh mixed into those woods, which looks no doubt a good deal different now that it's spring.









32 comments:

  1. I love winter photos anytime of the year, William, and I am enjoying yours.

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  2. The second to the last photo is wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. I always enjoy snow photos :).

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  4. I love the snow as well. But I'm sure some folks are waiting for the "after" pictures.

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  5. Give us a break - we're just about enjoying spring over here! Nice pics though.

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  6. It's only natural that you should take photos of the snow! (And I always find it lovely.)

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  7. Just so long as you call it a "retrospective". :-)

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  8. You are very brave to post snow in April. ;))

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  9. Linda: thank you!

    Parsnip: I liked the impressionist feeling of that shot!

    Denise: I can never get tired of snow!

    Stuart: that marsh in particular I want to photograph in other seasons.

    Mike: I am anticipating goling all out with tulip shots in a couple of weeks.

    Tamera: it is my favourite season!

    Revrunner: not a sneak preview of the forecast for August?

    Luis: thanks!

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  10. Warm and sunny here, at last... You can show us all the snow you like, I always appreciate this kind of pictures, quite unusual for us!

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  11. Lol, you can safely predict that I'm going to love these shots. You could change your blog title to 'snowy Ottawa DP' and show snow in August, I wouldn't mind! Your father has a lovely view!

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  12. I've got to be one of those four. Enough already!

    I just came from Grace's blog, with all the sun and surf...and now I'm shivering!

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  13. Another one of the four here!
    Jane x

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  14. I 'm loving the snow shots William, I 'm guessing they'll be getting rarer from now on :)

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  15. we're getting in the high 80s F here, so the snow looks refreshing to me. :)

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  16. well i think snow photos are just beautiful!

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  17. @EG: I can`t help myself!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Ciel: I will keep that one in mind!

    @Norma: Come July I'll be impossible to live with, invoking the snow to come early...

    @Jane and Chris: I figured that!

    @Grace: much rarer... I'm running out of them!

    @Tex: I'll miss the snow shots... I hope we see the first flakes again very early!

    @Tanya: they absolutely are!

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  18. Okay, so I may no draw and quarter you for the snow, but I will say that I am SO glad it's getting green here finally :)

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  19. I'm freezing today so can hardly wait for some warmer sunshine!

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  20. After a day in the sun with a lot of flowers, birds and insects around me, these shots are welcome for a cooling down ... ;-)

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  21. We get very little snow so I can take a disinterested stand: I like seeing all the moods of snow and you've caught some nice ones here.

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  22. 'Sokay! It was nearly 80 here today and the sight of snow doesn't make me shiver!

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  23. It's still so beautiful though I'm happy to have spring weather now. Great shots!

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  24. Actually, it is cold and rainy here and I think I prefer snow.

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  25. They're all lovely shots. Though I suppose if I'd been freezing for months I wouldn't like them as much.

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  26. Glad you like snow... Keep it in Canada please.

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  27. @Meradeth: well, we're starting to see greenery here.

    @RedPat: it does seem to be taking its time!

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Kay: thanks

    @Cheryl: that's too warm!

    @Krisztina: thank you!

    @VioletSky: I'm not a fan of rain!

    @Petrea: well, I do love the winter. I'll miss it!

    @Linda: there's a reason they call us the Great White North!

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  28. As I said yesterday, I enjoy seeing your snow pictures, so keep them coming! These are lovely.

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  29. All that snow is giving me shivers!

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  30. It's fun comparing shots. Hope your father was good!

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