Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Moonlight, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.
I was trying out the night setting on my camera as the temperatures were not too cold and the moon was bright. I got some strange colours in the sky but I toned them down a bit for putting up on the internet.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ice Twigs

Ice Twigs, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter Flower

This Ruby Glow Witch Hazel was found blooming after our January ice storm.


Finally arrived covered in ice.

Friday, January 12, 2007

A Day of Winter

Well, we had snow and ice for a day, almost two days.

It's gone now. The forecast says it will be back next week. We'll see.

Friday, January 05, 2007

This Brevipetala Witchhazel (Hamamelis mollis) is a winter blooming shrub, but the earliest I have seen it, before today, was in early February and that was last year. Other years, it's been March before it bloomed. I also saw Snowdrops in bloom today and saw new leaves on Honeysuckle shrubs in our plus eleven Celsius temperatures. There were also a variety of wild flowers in bloom here and there.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Art Show !

Églantine is having an art show of about 40 photos. If you happen to be in the Paris, Ontario area, stop by for a look!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Frosty Morning

We are having above freezing days but nights just below freezing.

Monday, January 01, 2007

January 1

January first came with a cough just as the last seven morning have. I sure am getting tired of the cold virus that has me by the throat.

Meanwhile, the temperatures are anything but January like this morning. It was 8 degrees C this morning at 5:00 and the temperature has only dropped a bit during the day. It should start moving down soon as it's supposed to be -2 this evening.

I found two wild flowers in bloom before 10 a.m. this morning. Both are varieties of chickweeds. This first one is the Common Chickweed. I have found it blooming under snow before but . . .

The second flower is Mouse-ear Chickweed. It's the first time I have ever seen it blooming during a January day.

This Woolly Bear was crawling across the lawn this afternoon near the dog's pen. Lucky it didn't drown.