Sunday, November 25, 2012


Light snow fell gently and quietly all day today.  I love days like today.  The earth is winding down for winter's sleep.  I've written about my feelings on winter before, and I am continually surprised at how much they have changed since we've moved here.

I truly despised winter when we lived farther south.  But it's different here.

Quiet, still, peaceful.

Winter brings out a beauty that all the other seasons just can't hold a candle to.

I am so looking forward to snowy days and nights, the woods blanketed in a shimmering silence.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Few Mornings

These days have been busy days for me, but not so busy that I haven't been taking my morning photos.  It's no secret that morning is my favourite time of day.  Here are some shots from the last few mornings.

We have had a stretch of warmer weather lately, but soon the days and nights will cool, bringing ice and snow once again to Maple Lake.

I am looking forward to the changes the new season will bring.

Friday, November 16, 2012

From the Weather Book

November 9
- mild

November 10
- mild, rain all night

November 11
- a gorgeous day

November 14
- pink sunrise
- wet, heavy snow and light rain in the morning

November 15
- sunny and mild

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


When the light is just right, the whole of the sky and water surface is infused with colour. 

Today was pink.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The sunrise is once again perfectly positioned to give us glorious shows every morning.  The sunrises over Maple Lake are at their best in the late fall and winter months.

Throughout the Spring and Summer, the sun tracks south along the eastern shore of the lake.  When the seasons start to turn again, the sun tracks north once again. 

It's now positioned in the northeast corner, which provides and optimal vantage point for us in terms of the amount of sky the bright morning illuminates.  The best sunrises are in the winter.

Monday, November 5, 2012

From the Weather Book

October 27
- cold, grey day
- sunny evening

October 31
- wet, wet, wet!

November 1
- wet snow, rain
- hovering around 0 all day

November 2
- snow on the ground in the morning!

November 4
- very cold!

November 5
- beautiful sunny morning