Friday, March 25, 2011

Canadian Winters

Canadians, especially in the area where I live, have been moaning and groaning about the length of 2010-2011 Winter and trust me we have had good reason to do that here in South Western Ontario. Starting in November we have been battered with one snow storm after another. London, Ontario has had officially 292 cm of snow this season. I am sure all of the skiers, snowmobilers and those that enjoy snow related activities have had a wonderful season, I'm glad that you have had a great time, but enough is enough , it is now officially Spring.

I am not a lover of Winter, and I do more than my share of complaining, and we all blame Mother Nature for all of this weather, but she does not get much credit for all the beauty that the snow and cold weather brings. The intricate fronds of frost on the windows, each and every snow flake is different and sparkle in the sun like diamonds, the long icicles some reaching from roof tops to the ground. The wet snow and freezing rain we woke up to on Wednesday morning made the entire area look like a picture post card all the trees, shrubs, wire fences, everything was coated and shiny. It's nice to look at through the windows but having to go out in it, well, that's another story.
Yesterday and today have been cold but sunny and the heat from the sun has melted some of the snow and has left another great display from Mother Nature. Below are some photo's of "ice lace" I saw in my garden this afternoon.

If you are listening Mother Nature, we have had enough snow, I have given credit, where credit was due, now we want to see some of your other master pieces in the form of Spring flowers.
In my sewing room, I have my granddaughters wedding quilt back from the quilter's, the label is done and binding started, photo coming soon. My Indian Orange Peel quilt is all laid out (subject to change). I thought the arcs were time consuming, ha ha, was I wrong, the outside border segments are going to be a test of perseverance. I also have two wall hangings started, one is a scene much like the "Group of Seven" painters and the second is a Jungle scene using scraps from guild members Indian Orange Peel quilts. It will be awhile before they are completed.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

1 comment:

Pokey said...

Your lace is beautiful, Patricia, but I do understand tiring of it hanging around so-o-o long. I've lived in Alaska, Colorado and Nebraska, all snow places, but as I age I've noticed just 40 degree weather sends an aching in my joints. I hope you see springtime soon.
I was looking for you in Gail's and other's posting of the OP process, glad you've been able to keep your goal up on it! That is such a "beyond me" project, but I so admire your work!