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Snow Day

On Saturday and Sunday we had beautiful and picturesque winter. On Monday morning however we found absolutely different environment. After overnight blizzard we woke up in the winter wonderland. It was nice to watch all this white silence through the window, but nothing we could do beside that.

Snow bank on the roof

Even birds did not come to take some seeds. The day came to the end with this beautiful sunset.


Crescent Beach Sunrise

Crescent Beach Sunrise

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!   
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,   
To meet the North Aurora, deeming 
The Star of North, let you arise!

Last eve the blizzard howled angry, 
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,  
The vapid moon was scarcely seen  
Among dark drear clouds drifting;    
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting – 
Look now – what a change has been!   

Under a bright blue vault of heaven  
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even, 
The snow glitters in sunlight; 
Transparent woods are soly dark, 
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle 
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.    

With amber light the entire room 
Is being lit up. What a boon    
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.    
How swell to ponder near a fire!      
But listen, wouldn’t we desire  
To ride in our open sleigh? 

While sliding over morning snow 
Be drawn into a run in tow 
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?  
And visit fields that now are empty, 
And woods – a recent horn of plenty, 
The bank too dear to my heart. 

A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)


Frosty Morning Sun

Diffused Sunlight

Frosty fog

Midday winter Sun

Midday winter Sun

Lucy in the Sky…

Shiny Day

Morning and Evening

Sunrise

Evening Sunlight

Icicle

Snowy Sunny Frosty Day

It is January 2022 already. The day is beautiful and looking wintery. There are a lot of Sun, Snow and Frost today. We do not have real winter nowadays, this is why any beautiful day is appreciated a lot.

Sunny, Snowy, Frosty…

Sycamore Tree


Sleighing. Children Fun.

In the Frame

Stop here, Santa!

Winter Landscape



Still decorating.

Breakfast under the Winter Sun.

Frosty Pond. Fish is still alive.


Happy New Year!


Mother Nature’s Joke

As of December 30 in the morning I saw through the window a lot of birds on the tree. They looked not really seasonal. I made pictures of them and surprisingly found they are Robins. Usually they come here sometimes at the end of March or so. However, this winter is not a real one for now. The temperature is mostly around +5C, there is no snow, even at night time we do not have any frost. Probably, the birds felt the Spring in the air and decided to come back to us. They actually brought the Spring on their wings and happiness of New Year!

Spring on the Wings

It’s not Spring yet…

Niagara Mouth

Where the River meet the Lake. US is at arm’s length.

Gazebo

Toronto Sky Line far-far away

Christmas Dreams

The Snow is white, the Sun is bright,

The coming Night will be Devine.

The Dreams are flying to the sky,

And Hope is never dying. Right?..

Hey, People please remain alive!

And spread the Love, and stop the Fight.

And build the Happy, Happy Life!

For Everyone, for every Soul.

And save fragile beautiful World!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

High-rise, Street Light and frozen Trees



Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

What is on Christmas Tree?

Ballet Angel

Bride and Groom

From Paris with Love

Port Dalhousie.

Port Dalhousie. Light Houses.
Bon Voyage!
Red Ship on Blue Water



Winter Beach

On the Water and in the Sky

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”







The Weather Today

Today we have snow. However, what is going be tomorrow if we expect +12 degrees Celsius.


Icewine grapes

Icewine of 2021 harvest is on its way.

Merciless Winter

Grapes under the Snow

Winter vineyard

Time to change Decorations

Dry but still Beautiful

Thanksgiving Decoration

November Garden

Next week we expect first snow of the year. However some of the flowers do not give up and still blooming. Farewell Roses in the Garden still send the hope!



Image

Orchid


Red Apple

One left

Skay and Waterfall

Niagara Falls never leaves you indifferent. In any season and in any weather, it is mesmerizing.

US waterfall

Canadian waterfall

Horseshoe and Zipliners


Friday Sunset


Ball’s Falls

Unlike last autumn this one has a lot of rain. Ball’s Falls this year look like real waterfall.

Upper Falls


Following along the river to the lower falls.





Lower Falls



This is the same place and time last year.

Lower Falls