February Blues

There’s been a ton of snow in Canada recently. My mother told me yesterday, rather disgustedly, that another four inches came down on Muskoka on Tuesday. Not sure how much that makes all told, but I know people are getting tired of it. A friend of mine who often walks to work in downtown Toronto actually had trouble one day because there was so much snow. For Toronto, that’s a lot of snow!

And I have to say that I’m wishing for warmer days, sunshine and sandals. Since I can’t afford a holiday somewhere warm, I started looking at photographs from last summer. It may have been the summer of rain, but there were some lovely days … every so often. These were taken during a walk in a farmer’s field last August. A reminder that warmer days will return and sweep away the February Blues.

Great Willowherb nestled amongst the Nettles
A stand of Rosebay Willowherb. I love these!
Great Willowherb and Wheat. I think it's wheat. What do I know.
Great Willowherb and Wheat. I think it’s wheat. What do I know.
Common Ragwort. Wonderful, natural bouquets - and very poisonous from what I hear.
Common Ragwort. Wonderful, natural bouquets – and very poisonous from what I hear.
A Mass of Willowherb.
A Mass of Willowherb.

 

A Bunch of Ragwort.
A Bunch of Ragwort.
A Ton of Yarrow (and maybe some Queen Anne's Lace).
A Ton of Yarrow (and maybe some Queen Anne’s Lace).
Ragwort, Daisies and Yarrow.
Ragwort, Daisies and Yarrow.

 

Cowberry and I Wish I Knew. I really do. I can't find the white bush in my book anywhere.
Cowberry and I Wish I Knew. I really do. I can’t find the white bush in my book anywhere.

 

I'm pretty sure this is Cowberry, but I could be very wrong.
I’m pretty sure this is Cowberry, but I could be very wrong.

 

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