Warmth is Not Optional in These Lives

It’s below zero here this week. The snow and hoar frost have been incredibly beautiful, and the cold has been very Canadian in nature (being dry rather than humid). Warmth has been difficult to find and I’ve been turning increasingly to summer photographs that evoke sunny days.

One of my greatest summer delights is the Foxglove that grows in such profusion here between June and September. This one was shot through my other kitchen window.
One of my greatest summer delights is the Foxglove that grows in such profusion here between June and September. This one was shot through my other kitchen window.
Red Campion and what may be some kind of Saxifrage - Red Campion is one of the first and longest lasting of the wildflowers, blooming from March to October. As soon as I see its bright face, I know that warm days will follow soon.
Red Campion and what may be some kind of Saxifrage – Red Campion is one of the first and longest lasting of the wildflowers, blooming from March to October. As soon as I see its bright face, I know that warm days will follow soon.
The blossoms of a Cherry Tree  in May are touching and delicate. This photo, taken on the day of my civil wedding, always fills me with a warm glow.
The blossoms of a Cherry Tree in May are touching and delicate. This photo, taken on the day of my civil wedding, always fills me with a warm glow.
Flowering between July and September, the colour of Rosebay Willowherb warms me to my core. Every year, it delights and amazes me.
Flowering between July and September, the colour of Rosebay Willowherb warms me to my core. Every year, it delights and amazes me.
Taken through my kitchen window, this Honeysuckle, blooming between June and August, is one of my favorite warm summer shots.
Taken through my kitchen window, this Honeysuckle, blooming between June and August, is one of my favorite warm summer shots.
Another favorite of mine, Borage blooms between May and July.
Another favorite of mine, Borage blooms between May and July.
Crane's Bill and grasses - this was the first picture I thought of when I sat down to think about warmth. They only bloom between June and August and this patch never ceases to make me stop on the lane.
Crane’s Bill and grasses – this was the first picture I thought of when I sat down to think about warmth. They only bloom between June and August and this patch never ceases to make me stop on the lane.

So there you have it. Warmth – colour, memory, time of year. The heat of a bonfire or candle is fleeting. Gone on a moment. The heat and smell of a summer’s day lives in memory and warms at a thought.

For more takes on warmth, visit: DP WordPress Photo Challenge – Warmth

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