Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Under Ice"


Sunday was promising to be a sunny mild day so with that news Chuck and I headed out for a long walk. It was early yet so the sun hadn't quite made it's appearance.
We stopped at a little park that is along our route and walked down to the water. It is very shallow here so it freezes quickly. I did not step out on the ice as I am a klutz and would be flat on my face in no time!
A few people were enjoying a game of hockey.
Brighton is a big gardening town and I was glad to see they are helping to make the shorelines better.
Love the photo of the little duck!
With all the rain we have been having the creeks are running quite high and fast.
Is there any sound better than a rushing creek?
Goodness, Santa is working overtime!
Back at home the usual visitors wait for a snack.
Clear beautiful sky a few nights ago.
Then the next night the clouds were quite heavy.
I love watching the progression of the darkness.

Well, we made it to January. The days are slowly getting longer. With all the garden work our neighbour Merv and I did on our gardens this past Fall I am very anxious to see what they look like this year. I have a birthday this month (Yikes, 53!) and Chuck and I have an anniversary at the end of the month. January is a special month for us. Chuck and I started dating in this month so I have many good memories.

Have a wonderful week!
Robin

20 comments:

  1. Happy January! :-)

    The sky shots are lovely. I hope to see some sunsets soon...if the skies ever are clear again. LOL.

    I'm with you, I wouldn't venture onto the ice, not without my ice-grippers for my boots! It looks like a great spot for skating and hockey, though --when the ice is safe, of course.

    As for that Santa...hmmm...time to pull the plug. Haha!

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    1. Hi Kim, some days it does feel like we hardly see the sun!
      Chuck would have loved to have a pair of skates and then he would have been gone. He is a very good skater, steady on his feet.
      Counting down the day's until Spring!

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  2. Your pictures are always just beautiful! I would be horrified to walk out on the ice. So glad I scrolled down to see your New Year's pictures. That is so good of you in 1979. You are very pretty. Oh my, in 1979 I had a sixteen year old daughter, and a thirteen year old daughter...and my hands full. :)

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    1. Hi Henny, you certainly had your hands full in 1979. I was 15 so close to one of your daughters age.
      Thanks for your kind words about the old photos. The skies were aligned and I actually look ok in the photo.

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  3. Those people were very brave playing on the ice, I'd be a nervous wreck thinking it may crack! What a sweet little duckling, it won't be long before we're seeing them again, time passes so fast xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I can even begin to think how many times growing up we skated on ponds. They even took us on school trips to do it! It was very shallow so not too dangerous. I keep thinking in three months time it will be April and the earth will start growing again.

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  4. I'm sure I would have been sliding on that ice. : )
    Our anniversary is the end of this month too. Jan 30.
    Beautiful sky pictures and that little duck is the cutest little thing.

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    1. I would have liked to slide on the ice but I just had sneakers on. I know I would have wiped out!
      The baby duck is adorable.

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  5. Hi Robin! Aw! A birthday AND an anniversary! Yay!
    We have our first born son's birthday (always a sweet day) and a grandson. I agree! January is GOOD!
    I love the black squirrel again!
    Stay warm!

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    1. Hi Pom Pom! January is a good month for many reasons. I think too it is a time of fresh starts.
      Take care.

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    1. Hi Caren, looking forward to the milestones!

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  7. I love sky pictures. Wish there was a way I could see either the sun rise or set from any of my windows but there are just too many houses.

    I'm also waiting for spring so I can be outside!! Right now it seems far away. Take care.

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    1. Hi G.M, we well know how I love taking sky photos. I will say that is one thing I checked from various windows in this house before we bought it. I loved our other home but the sky views were blocked mostly by houses.
      Spring does seem a long way off but I enjoy seeing the days getting longer. You will be outside gardening in no time, although hard for you to imagine now.

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  8. It looks very chilly there! The sky is pretty!

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    1. It's not too bad temperature wise now but that could change very quickly!
      I check the sky every evening to see how lovely (or not) it is. Most evenings there is something to look at.

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  9. Good you have water! We had a drought all summer. We're happy it's snowing today.
    Great photos!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. Hi Jenn, technically we are still under a level three water condition. You can see the water is down in the Bay Of Quinte but the recent rains have helped.
      Have a good weekend!

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  10. Last time I went ice skating they pushed me out on the lake. I tried to stay upright for an hour, but didn't go anywhere. They pushed me back in after they were done.

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    1. Your experience with ice skating sounds like all of mine! Growing up a neighbour had a rink in their back yard. I had an old pair of my sister's skates and I would crawl out on the ice. Someone finally gave me a chair and I happily pushed it around and said I was skating.

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