….cold of winter…

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness – John Steinbeck

Today we stopped in briefly to Allan Gardens to get a taste of the “warmth of summer” as we are expecting another round of “the cold of winter” overnight.

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There really is something wonderful about tulips – especially purple ones!

 

Following the curve – again

This is another photo I posted some time ago (as in October, 2012) but as I look out my window at my neighbour’s house, icicles hanging from the roof, this shot came to mind – I needed a boost!

Hoping to head to Allan Gardens in Toronto tomorrow to get my “colours and flowers in winter” boost in person!

This shot is actually from my backyard in the summer of 2012. It’s hard to believe looking out at the snow-covered yard, but it really does come to life in just a few short months!

Following the curve

Living twice. Or three times….

“To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction is to live twice.” Kahlil Gibran

In February, 2012, I posted these photos – which I actually took in February, 2011.

So, once again…I look back and relive some of my favourite photos.

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Stormy Sky

Photo 6

Sky over University of Toronto looking west

No one saves us

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha

DSC_1053I appreciate that this is an odd pairing – a photo of a hummingbird and a quote about saving oneself – but it is the reflective stance of the hummingbird that I feel makes it fit. Hummingbirds, like so many people, are so busy and work so hard – but here, this hummingbird paused and that’s what this quote is encouraging us to do – take a moment and reflect and think about how our happiness and our path is one we must find for ourselves.

(As well, I needed a photo that was reminiscent of summer as I am reaching my winter breaking point!)

 

In the depth of winter…

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer – Albert Camus

Wish I were here....sitting on the dock...

Wish I were here….sitting on the dock…

Today was a seriously snowy day. Ridiculous driving. All the things that one tends to not love about winter.

And so, a summer memory. Sitting on the dock with a friend and taking photos of dragonflies.