Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Ann-Christine has set forth a challenge of stripes and/checks this week, so let’s go hunting. Or should I say let’s check it out? 🙂 Although we now live in Arizona, I’ve lived in the Midwest with four seasons all my life. So as odd as it seems to many people, I miss winter. So my stripes are from Illinois winters, while my checks are from downtown Chicago. Feel free to curl up with some hot chocolate or hot coffee or tea while viewing.

Snow with the remnants of irises.

From “my” park, a place I miss with a deep longing.

Our neighbors’ fence.

The big city. Not in winter.

Playing with editing again at the start of this new year. Winter looks different in the Southwest…and feels different, too. Yesterday I was sitting on our back patio reading and basking in the sun. Of course it’s in the mid-thirties when I get up in the morning, but it’s generally managed to edge into the mid-sixties or higher by mid-afternoon. Since I can’t have snow, I guess I’ll take it. 🙂

While there’s no frost today (probably more rain), I thought I should enjoy some photos of it, as omce in Arizona, we won’t want to see it! I love it! Though! So here are a few from earlier in the year.

No, don’t turn your head, monitor, or other viewing device. This really is what I saw it during the last big snow not too many days ago. Can’t see the forest for the trees.

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While I’m gone, I’ll be posting a daily photo of frost in McDowell Forest Preserve. On this morning, everything was covered with frost. When the sun rose, the entire world glittered.

Tina’s challenged us to show “cold” this week. I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life except for some years in Colorado, so I’m not only used to the cold, but I really enjoy winter. As we’re moving to Arizona next spring, I plan to enjoy this last winter to the max.

However, we humans aren’t on the front line when it comes to the cold.

“Nothing burns like the cold.”
~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

© janet m. webb
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