Wintery Landscapes :: Extremes of Weather!

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Trillium Art

What a weekend of interesting weather!  We have experienced one extreme to the other.  I have been told, on more than one occasion, that Canadians love to talk about the weather.  I tend to agree.  I think the reason is that our weather is never the same, from one day to the next!  This past weekend was a classic example.   The winter storm on Friday seemed to live up the hype with record-setting snowfall in many places.  Here in our lovely town of Fergus, Ontario it is reported that we received about 34 cm, and yes, my back and arms felt every shovel-full!


Since the buses were cancelled and schools were closed, it became an unexpected family day with lots of fun and games inside and out.

Almost lost my ‘Sweet Pea’ in a a drift outside our door!

The weekend, by contrast, was full of sunshine with no wind as we enjoyed many wintery activities with friends and their children.  Great times, fabulous food and lots of fun was had by all!

Waves of snow lit up by the setting sun. Views from our wintery walk.

Sunday morning dawned bright and sparkly as the dazzling sunshine and warmer temperatures quickly melted the frost from the garden.

Frosty trees in the sunshine with spruce and pine in the background.

Frosty Serviceberry (Amelanchier) twigs

Frosty Katsura twigs in the sunshine

Frosty Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus) twigs.

Frosty PG Hydrangea flower-heads

As I write this, rain has started and although it has become a freezing rain, it seems to be taking a lot of the snow with it.  Our weekend has experienced one extreme of wacky weather to the other…from snow, to sunshine to freezing rain.  What will this week bring?

Winter Display with lit branches

Winter Display with red and white pine, blue spruce, salah, oregonia, painted branches, painted hydrangea flowers, Sinamay ribbon with lit branches…and lots of snow!

What type weather did you experience this weekend and how did you spend your wintery days?

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2 Responses

  1. Virginia Mitchell says:

    Well, for the second weekend in a row we had about two feet of snow land and this time there was also drifting here in Picton. Quite a change after last year’s mild winter! Still, I’m happy to see the perennials with a good white blanket over them.
    How did we spend our wintry days? Apart from a little shoveling (we have outside help with the driveway) we mostly enjoyed it from inside the house. Got some fantastic photos last week though.

    • Trillium Art says:

      Thank you for finding the positive side to all this snow. It is indeed a better layer of insulation for our plants this year! Glad to hear you enjoyed the storms snug inside your home. Take care!

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