Happy solstice

blue water drop

My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?

green water drop
(Quote from David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas)

Reflections in a soggy yard

rock reflecting in water
This rock is normally not edged with pond.

In winter the pond gets kind of aggressive and the land around it gets soggy. This soggy. (Note to self: replace that boardwalk thingie, the fact that it’s too waterlogged to float is Not a Good Sign.)

half sunken boardwalk

This is the corner that got walloped by the pine and fir; these pictures were taken a few days previously. Not sure how much will have survived the walloping to make pretty reflections.

reflection of trees in water 1

reflections of trees in water 2

Snow in the forecast

slough, ice, just a hint of sun on treetops
Yow! Chilly!

Snow is in the forecast for tonight, and then freezing rain, well, actually the forecasters are being a little vague. There’s precipitation coming into a cold front that’s been sitting over us, and then almost immediately it’s going to warm up, and who knows what will happen? seems to be the refrain.

I don’t have to drive anywhere tomorrow, so if it snows I’ll happily take pictures. But meanwhile, snow from a few days ago. These pictures of the slough on our property were taken early, before the sun had cleared the trees.

ice on slough, snowy reflections, golden reflection of treetops
A little more of that warm golden glow…
sky and cloud reflections in slough, snow on bushes
I love the colours of snow and cold sky.

 

Christmas lights

out of focus sunlit droplets

Actually, dewdrops on the wee Japanese maple, catching the sunlight. But appropriately seasonal lights nonetheless.

And here’s wishing the light and love of the season to you and yours.

droplet on twig 1
Like a light on a string
droplet on pine needles
Okay, this one wasn’t on the maple… but it’s still part of the lights round our yard.
droplet on twig 2
Better than a LED.
droplet on twig 3
Stars… or moon?

The last batch

Amphitrite Point lighthouse

This is the last set of pictures from the trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island—the odds and ends. This first one is the lighthouse at Amphitrite Point—spectacular in a storm, but not too shabby on a sunny day either. (I just discovered there’s a live webcam of this lighthouse, now there’s something to bring up on a story day!)

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Yes, I’ve been lazy.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island

But partly it’s been because I’ve been away for a few days… here.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island. One of the prettiest places on earth. I’ll post more pictures over the next few days.

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