Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Beautiful Winter's Day

I defy anyone, yes even you Cro,
not to love Winter on a day like today


the sky couldn't have been any more blue if it tried...


the clouds were fluffy and the wind still...



the swan danced on the sparkly lake along with all the other pretty birds...


this is exactly the spot where the lake


meets the river...


and the snow makes the water sparkle.




on up along the parkway 


passed my favourite bench...


where I spotted this little squirrel having a nap in the tree...


even this pretty wood pigeon sat still long enough for me to take its picture...


I swear even the cottages were smiling today...


This was a day when the world put on her finest white coat, and her best blue hat, and said
"Look at me".


23 comments:

  1. Delightful images of the Niagara area! I suspect you have more snow that we do.

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    1. A bit of a topsy-turvy winter for the entire county Rob-bear. I think my sister in Victoria BC has had about the same amount of snow as us here in southern Ontario...a decidedly odd coincidence!

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  2. Those two cottages are really beautiful.

    We were offered a choice of weather for last night. They said it would either snow or rain; it rained. Much more convenient, as I have to drive today.

    I like the new pic!

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    1. NOTL used to be a holiday location for rich Toronto-ites, so there are many such cottages around town. Lots have become B&Bs too. They are one of my favourite things here.
      Thank you re the picture!

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  3. Definite beauty points there, Jacqueline. I like the blue, blue sky.

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    1. It has been an exceptional winter Mise. Very little snow this year compared with the last two and lots of bright sunny days. By any standards a more than acceptable state of affairs.

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  4. Wow Jacqueline...amazing shots. I think I am living in the wrong country...grey, grey and more grey here...with a fleck of snow...that is all we have had so far. Thanks for putting the email box onto your site, I am off to join up!

    Jeanne xx

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  5. Thanks for the instructions Jeanne. We can certainly have gray days too here...we've just been exceptionally lucky this winter.

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  6. Thank you for the pictures. Snow and sun, a perfect combination

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    1. No problemo Wally...wishing you sunshine...

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  7. Love your pictures J. The weather has turned a lot colder here with about minus 4 last night.

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    1. Wow! Hard to imagine you are colder than us Molly!

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  8. Wonderful photos Jacqueline. Getting warmer here 26 degrees C. forecast for today.

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    1. Oh..my! I'm trying not to think of summer, not quite yet!

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  9. Absolutely lovely. Are you going to get the warm up that most of us are having? It is nice to see the snow, but it is better if it goes away the next day. Nothing uglier than piles of brown snow.

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    1. One day at a time SOAC-M! All the chat about town is that if we have just dealt with January...we have only Feb and March to deal with! Baby steps!

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  10. Hello Jacqueline

    Only in Canada can one see such big, beautiful cerulian blue skies! I believe this is as a result of the great lakes reflecting into the sky (my humble opinion)
    Thank you for sharing and on days like this, well it is just good and precious to be alive.

    Thanks again for sharing and thank you for introducing me to Zsa Zsa Bellagio

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  11. Glad you enjoyed our lovely Zsa Zsa Helen.
    I think you are absolutely right about our skies and lakes...never considered it before!

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  12. Gorgeous day Jacqueline!!! Our recent snowy days were all gray and white, which can be very pretty, but can't compare to the combo of blue and white...nothing beats that!
    Love that nature was sparkling and standing still for you that day...
    xo J~

    (By the way...the bread was a huge success, it's addictingly easy to make and scrumptiously delicious...thank you!!!)

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    1. Thanks Jessica...
      hahahaha, I thought I was the only one who vacuums her oven!

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  13. Dammit. It's just started snowing!

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  14. Think what fun you will have!!! Hope Monty's feeling up to playing in it.

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  15. Oh, these snow pictures make my heart sing, as we don't see much snow here in sunny Southern California. These pictures are just beautiful, my friend. The fourth one...oh my.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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