This morning is -4 Celsius or 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit here on Mayne Island. On the west coast this is chilly. We have a damp cold that seeps right into your bones without stopping to slow down much even for your woolies. There are still a couple of inches of snow left in the yard and the winter birds are thankful for the full bird feeder. Our hot water in-floor heating has a hard time keeping up when it gets below freezing outside. The Floors are beautifully warm but not much heat is rising to the loft. I have turned on the oven with the door open for a bit to circulate some heat up to the studio. A few more flakes of white stuff are expected over the next couple of days.
Now that we have dispensed with the weather report let’s have a look at some of the photographs of the Japanese Garden dressed in winter.
You may remember this image from “A Search for Colour…”
Winter has its grace with this beauty caught still dressed in her fall finery.
The garden pond is partly frozen obscuring some to the reflections.
There is a peace which settles deeply when we drink in this snow-covered garden’s quiet.
The bridge seems to beautiful to disturb by walking across its whiteness.
Now stepping back and having a gaze at the whole picture… I hope you are smiling.
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May you be warm.
Sprout question: What makes you feel warmest when you get really cold?
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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
- Visions of Paradise – The Japanese Garden in the UK (punjapit.wordpress.com)