Friday, April 06, 2007

Home Again

Églantine and I have just returned from an art inquiry holiday in Malta. Temperatures there were between 14 and 19 degrees Celsius most days so it was a bit of a shock when we returned to Ontario just in time for the temperatures to drop below freezing again with wind chills of -14 degrees Celsius along with snow flurries. Nevertheless, it is great to be back home again sitting with morning coffee, a new art magazine, our familiar books and sculptures, and a warming fire in the fireplace.

We had expected to see spring flowers on our return, and there are a few around but under a dusting of snow right now except for the tree flowers.

Here is our first tree flower of the season which even beat the willows this year. It is the Silver Maple or Acer saccharinum.


robin andrea said...

That is quite a cozy scene with the fire, the mug, and magazine. Winter is slow to leave this year. We did just have three days of really warm temps (80F yesterday!), but today it is back to cloudy and cool.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Temperatures are forecast to be below normal for the next two weeks here but I am sure it will soon be too hot for comfort.