Yesterday was the Family Day Holiday in Ontario, a still fairly new holiday that popped up 2 or 3 years ago. We were lucky to have a lovely weekend (despite slushy snow overnight on Friday), and there was a fair bit of sunshine. Although I've been looking skeptically at the photos of snowdrops and aconites that have started to spread across the blogosphere, I was delighted to see that our mild winter has actually meant that they are also popping up in gardens in my neighbourhood. In my own garden, there are no signs of spring bulbs as yet, but the signs of rising sap (swelling buds and flushes of colour on bark) are clearly all around, so spring can't be too far around the corner! (photos courtesy of Davey's iphone).
|Dogwoods and willows are flushed with bright colours|
|If you didn't know better, you'd think this was a hot summery view, not a frigid winter pic!|
|In February, this inlet of Lake Ontario is typically thick with ice|
|Snowdrops peaking through oak leaf litter in a Mimico garden|