Thursday, December 5, 2013

Can’t deny it’s winter!

But I can try!
2 weeks ago I was raking and bundling the leaves from these trees in 60 degrees F and thinking what a wonderful fall it was…NOW, we have this, and 4 more inches on top.  Two days ago it was –20 Celsius ( or –4 F!)….talk about a quick change!  Now we are skiing again!

                                                      
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Now that I’m looking 4 months of winter in the face, I just want to post a few last glorious photos of autumn in all its intensity – it’s really that I’ll be missing the color!  I suppose I’ll just have to make do with the boxes of color in my studio between skiing expeditions.  Here are a few shots from our last fall walk in Gatineau Park…


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They’ve mowed the fields to make them ready to become cross country ski trails – the mountain bike trails will be smaller classic ski trails.

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Across the flat and up the slopes…
                   

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Glorious color and shadow everywhere

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 Stopping to look at stuff…sometimes it’s hard to move forward!

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Fern and bark

                                       
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Something dried and wonderful and wintery…not sure what the plant is though

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In the middle of the forest with long afternoon shadows…




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Bad long shot, it was as close as I could get…nevertheless, I like the bad horror movie intensity of this photo!


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Framed…


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A doe and her two clunky fauns…closest I’ve ever been..

                                                                         
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And suddenly, we were too much for them…understandably!

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And here’s my last burst of color for the winter….I’ll have to enjoy a subtler palette for a few months. 

Back soon with some new work!