Happy Valentine’s Day

I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day. There is such love in my life, and beauty. I’ve been taken up with my photography challenge and my music, but I haven’t forgotten to just take pictures. These are my late January/early February garden. Rare early flowers. Incredible to me to live somewhere where the winter was so warm that late Spring bloomers are out in the first week of February. The cherry trees are in bloom as well and that’s a little concerning. Far too early and I wonder about the fruit tree crops.

I really do appreciate the brightness and colour, I must admit. It’s been a dark and grey winter, keeps the spirits low. So for Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate it!

These usually bloom in late Spring, but these began to bud in January.
These usually bloom in late Spring, but these began to bud in January.
The year I moved here, I was amazed to see Daffodils blooming in late February. Unheard of for this Canuck. These sprouted in December.
The year I moved here, I was amazed to see Daffodils blooming in late February. Unheard of for this Canuck. These sprouted in December.
It had snowed a little during the night and crystals still rested on the delicate petals.
It had snowed a little during the night and crystals still rested on the delicate petals.
This is a little more normal for this time of year. Thankfully. I love the carpet of white that appears on last year's leaves and look forward to it every January.
This is a little more normal for this time of year. Thankfully. I love the carpet of white that appears on last year’s leaves and look forward to it every January.

But my favourite shot this week is this one. The Canadians are back. Our little family has survived the year and returned.

Trixie, Norton and Spike last week. We're certain it's them. They came right toward me as soon as I appeared and followed me the length of the pond. I hadn't taken seed with me as I was on a mission to capture my black and white landscape. My last shot of them is of three battle cruisers coming right for me in a shot taken of the full length of the pond from the far end.
Trixie, Norton and Spike last week. We’re certain it’s them. They came right toward me as soon as I appeared and followed me the length of the pond. I hadn’t taken seed with me as I was on a mission to capture my black and white landscape. My last shot of them is of three battle cruisers coming right for me in a shot taken of the full length of the pond from the far end.

Wherever you are, I hope the light of love touches your spirit, not just today because it’s Valentine’s Day, but every day.

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