This week in pictures: Wherein late winter battles with early spring

by DaniGirl on March 10, 2012 · 2 comments

in Photo of the Day

It’s been one of those incredibly long weeks, so that I look back at some of the pictures I took earlier in the week and think to myself, “No, surely that wasn’t this week. It seems like I took that picture a month ago!”

It was one of those crazy end-of-winter weeks when the temperatures soared from freezing to gorgeous and back. The furious winds we had last Saturday knocked out our power for 12 hours, which was just long enough to make an adventure for the kids but not long enough to cause any serious inconvenience. The boys liked having bedtime stories by the fireplace!

The night the lights went out in Manotick

The quick melt turned what was a farmer’s field filled with snow into a roadside lake.

Roadside lake

Finding a sunrise like this on a cold winter morning is one of the benefits of driving to work at “are-you-kidding-me?” o’clock every morning.

winter sunrise

I didn’t actually take this one this week, I took it a couple of weeks ago and kinda forgot I had it. I had such a crazy day on Friday that I didn’t really have much time for a picture, and I thought I ought to post it before there’s no snow left on the ground at all. (I really like this one!)

Parliament Hill in Winter

I told you about our most excellent trip to the RCMP Stables earlier this week. The shots in this collage are a mix of iPhone and camera shots.

RCMP stables tour

Can you handle another picture of the cat? I snapped this one with my iPhone and then played with some filters in Snapseed. (Pending one of these days: a few posts about iPhoneography, including filters and apps.) I love how this one turned out too!

fun with filters!

I think this is my favourite picture of the week. It was Tristan’s 10th birthday on Wednesday, and I love the look of contemplation on his face. We all laughed at the long pause before he blew out his candles when he told us he was trying to come up with the best thing to wish for.

Happy birthday Tristan!

And now, off I go. I have out-of-town relatives on the way, a party in the house tomorrow, and one of the boys started barfing in the night. Oy. It’s going to be that kind of day…


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 snackmommy March 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

Love love love love LOVE the shot of Tristan.

2 Rebecca March 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

love these pictures!

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