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Monday, February 1, 2016

the last day of January






Sunday afternoon I heard them.  That familiar sound of a motor, and I knew it wasn't a snowblower, so I grabbed my camera and ran out on the back deck.  These paraglider (?) fly over us every now and then and I love to watch them.  I only got one decent photo before they were out of range.  (there are 2 in the photo)  The last day of January was a lovely calm and mild day.  We went to church in the morning, came home for brunch then decided to 'play' in the backyard.  :)

Hi everyone.  It's a new day, a new week and a new month too.  Happy February to you!  I hope you all had a good weekend.

We got about 5 cm. of wet snow overnight on Saturday.  Perfect pack snow for building a snowman or two.  I built the little one first then I helped Murray build the big one which is 4 feet tall.  I expect as the temperature rises today to +7C that they will be shrinking a lot.




A wee little snowman on the deck railing. {it's melting fast!}

Here we are in February.  Tomorrow is Groundhog Day in North America and it's to be sunny and cold here in New Brunswick which means Mr. Groundhog will definitely see his shadow and we will have 6 more weeks of winter weather.....which we'd have anyway and usually it's 8 more weeks.....typical for us in the northeast.

I found these daffodil sprouts poking through yesterday!!  I've seen them in February before but not January.  And is that dandelion leaves?  An early spring?  

We welcome February because we are one month closer to spring even though there will be more cold and snowy weather, and.... maybe we'll get out on the snowmobile as Murray has only been out once for a quick run {we need more snow}.   Plus, I'd like to get out snowshoeing more too.  What are you doing to enjoy and embrace winter?

 Have a great week ahead!

P. S.  It is 9 degrees Celsius at noon hour as I hit 'publish'!  

Blessings,
Pam


34 comments:

  1. Love the snowmen!, it looks cold, and the daffadils coming out already, we have loads here in the UK, as it's been very mild and wet, Happy Februaryxx

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  2. What adorable snowmen. It's cold up there, I can tell, but yet there is bits of spring peeking out. I love that time of year, when I know that winter will be over before long.

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  3. Oh how exciting to see all those little sprouts, Pam! Some of our trees have itty bitty buds...but I'm afraid that Mother Nature may turn it cold again...even though today is 60!!!...:)JP

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  4. That's an encouraging sight! Daffodils and dandelions in January. Those gliders really look cool. I have never seen them in person.

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  5. Lovely photos ! It is a wonderful sunny warm February 1st here to and we have no snow at all left . Miggs and I are enjoying it by taking lots of walks playing in the yard and watching all the birdies at the feeders and enjoying the early sun rises and later sun sets . Oh wow your Daffs are above ground already ? mine aren't yet but with this mild weather I am sure they will be appearing soon . I am soo looking forward to spring regardless of the easy winter we have had . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  6. Wow, it's really early for you to be seeing those sprouts! Are you sure you didn't move to NC? :) It's so nice that you are having some mild weather. Your photos are beautiful and your snow men are adorable...even the one that's melting!

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  7. It was 9C here today at noon too! I do believe spring will be early for us this year. We've had next to no snow, and most people (except me) are happy with that. No fun, though, and those snowy photo ops have passed me by. You have some lovely photos here today, and those snowmen must have been heavy to assemble. Love your photo of the watery sun with the tree silhouette. Here's to seeing more signs of spring!
    Wendy

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  8. Warm here too, Pam...
    Wednesday is to be 11! With a windy rainy storm blowing through...
    I want to see your snowmen melting!!
    Enjoy your new day,new week,new month!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. we used to get those ultralight gliders over our last place we lived. would scare the horses to death. :) pretty snow scenes.

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  10. Love your photos with the filtered sunlight. Occasionally we have Para gliders jump off the mountain above us in the summer.

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  11. Ah the snowmen....it looks so gray and cold, but then the little happy gentleman appeared....good job! Happy February Pamela!

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  12. I love the light in these shots. I have seen paragliders like this out here, but in the countryside.

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  13. What a surprise to look in the sky and see that! WOW! And the snowmen are cute. We are hiking more because this is our 'better' weather! It's too hot in the summer months so we have to get out now. It was around 80 here today. Hugs!

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  14. Great winter shots! Love the tree! I'm not courageous enough to fly in anything other than an airplane.

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  15. We watched paragliders sailing down from the mountaintops over here recently as well! Great winter shots! I must go check the daff's in the garden. The heather is blooming. Funny how we look for the signs of spring!

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  16. I fertilized my daffodils today as it won't be too much longer before they will be blooming here in NC. Love that shot of your two snowmen gazing at the moon.
    Happy February!

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  17. Is shouting out loud with glee and thankfulness that we have such a wonderful green winter? I am truly embracing it this year..LOL..
    xo

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  18. You and Murray prove that you're never too old for fun!
    I bet the paragliding is fun, but I think I'd be too afraid..
    I can't believe the daffodil are showing through already, not here!

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  19. How fun you and your hubby made snow men! It's a warm day here--way too warm for Feb. 1 and I hope we also see a little more winter. Beautiful photos as always!

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  20. Snowmen. What gorgeousness. I think your weather and ours are doing the same yo yo thing. Up one day down the next. Stay warm. Spring is around the corner. Carol

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  21. What fun to play in your own back yard. Snowmen are the cutest things! What a mild winter you're having. It sort of makes up for the brutal ones you've had previously. Ours is puttering along about normal, maybe a wee bit cooler. But no snow! I'd love to see some.

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  22. Awesome picture of the paragliders! Here i'm getting out xc skiing whenever the weather allows it!

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  23. Beautiful winter photos, Pam. Happy February, may spring come quickly!

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  24. Wonderful photos - what a great chance to catch the paragliders. Cute snowmen. We have rain!

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  25. Love the paragliders and those beautiful snowy scenes. Spring is getting closer and closer.....I haven't built a snowman in years - love it! xx K

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  26. We got up to 9 degrees Celsius ourselves yesterday. A little cooler today but that's ok. Spring is coming, regardless of what the ground hog claims. That is a lovely shot of the paragliders. Our neighbour has two snowmen on his front lawn. They are both about six feet tall which makes me wonder how he made them so tall since he is a very short man. One is holding a cane and the other is wearing a hat. You can't help but see them. I haven't built a snowman in years. What a delight to see those sprouts! My flowers won't show for a while because they are at the top of our driveway and there is a lot of snow there from the snowblower. Soon though, because Spring is coming! Enjoy the rest of your day, Pam.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  27. I love your snowmen, especially the tiny one!! He is a cutie! We have had daffs growing since December and have several flowering in the garden right now already. Yours will be OK, they are pretty tough plants! xx

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  28. Your wintry photos are wonderful. My Grands would love all your snow people. I bet it's cold up there with the paragliders!

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  29. I had heard of tulips peeking through in Toronto, but in NB too - that must be a record!!

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  30. Love your shot of the glider! It looks like fun, but I wouldn't be brave enough to do it. ha! I hope the daffodils know what they're doing, coming up this early. Must be a sign of an early spring. Take care and have a nice week!

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  31. Hi Pam. Your snow pics are so pretty and love the two snowmen. Aren't those gliders so pretty. We don't have them around here, I guess there are too many trees, but we see them often when we go to San Diego over the ocean. I have never seen them over snow before. I just noticed some daffodil shoots around the front steps. A little bigger than yours so must have started sometime in January..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  32. Magical landscapes and adorable snowmen... but daffodils sprouting already! And just think how much snow you often have at this time of the year. I hope they will be fine.
    Happy February!

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  33. Oh how fun! I love seeing those paragliders, and how nice to see them fly over you! Glad that you are having an early spring... and those daffodils, be still my heart! So happy that you are looking at an early spring :)

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