Monday, March 10, 2014

After the snow ...

Spotted this fascinating "blossom" within Gowlland Tod Provincial Park on Vancouver Island
(which has subsequently been identified as "clematis vitalbae" - many thanks to fellow blogger, MaryAustria)


... and here the Tod Inlet is frozen over


(a regular visitor to the park who was there on the day commented that she has lived
in the area for more than 20 years and has never seen this occur before)


..some funghi




and a frozen/thawing creek

aahh.... so many delights on which to feast the eyes (and camera lens)!

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15 comments:

maryaustria said...

A gorgeous series of photos! This "blossom" is a clematis vitalbae. There are a lot of them here in Austria. I published also photos of them not long ago.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photos!

Laura said...

lovely close ups. We have a flower that is similar that grows in the bogs near my home, not exactly the same, but cottony like this one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh gosh for a minute there I thought you were blogging from Australia and I could NOT believe all that ice, then fortunately I saw where you were on this post and was not so surprised. Quite lovely pictures, but I bet you were about frozen!

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating snowy fluff and the frozen inlet is quite a sight. The fungi are certainly fascinating shapes.

Arija said...

Nice to see what nature is doing on the other side of the world. A very nice series.

Carole M. said...

some magical shots there Valerie, I really enjoyed

Shey Wicklund said...

Get set and very relaxing to look at. Thanks!

Jim said...

Wonderful post.

Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com said...

We used to search for dead fungi when kids - they make great firestarters :)

It's always interesting to watch the change between seasons, the freeze/thaw that occurs. We've had a lot of snow this winter so for us, it will be interesting to see how quickly it melts come warm weather (and what flooding will occur).

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of winter shots.

diane b said...

The frozen lake looks beautiful

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Isn't it great to get outdoors again?

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures!! Living in Florida, we never see this kind of weather.

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