Taking five minutes of my day to share five things.
There's not a whole lot happening here in the middle of a very cold winter, and I know a lot of people are showing their budding gardens now ... but here in Ontario, well ...
The snow continues to fall and mount up all around us. Despite the weather predictions of rising temperatures all week, we are back down to -20C before the windchill sucks it down to -30C with an "Extreme Cold Warning" in effect ... again. I do like winter, but other things are compounding it this week.
|Early morning on Wednesday|
The good news is it will soon be maple syrup time (link to an old post on maple syrup)! I love the smell of woodsmoke in the springtime air. And the kind of days when there is still lots of snow on the ground, but the sun allows you to remove your coat. How I loved tending our own maple sugar bush at my parents' place when I was young, and even when my kids came along and the whole family had a hand in boiling down the sap. Good memories :)
Keeping the bird feeders topped up and seeds scattered on a packed-down portion of snow
is the only critter-feeding time I enjoy at this house :)
I just gotta say that I love chickadees.
I love their cuteness, their friendliness, their song
and their name (taken from their song "chickadee-dee-dee").
Monday was the 50th anniversary of our Canadian Flag!
Below is a flag in a neighbourhood plaza parking lot.
It's the biggest Canadian flag I have ever seen,
and I love to see and hear(!) it snapping in the wind.
Our flag is reversible!
Not every nation can say that.
Thanks for stopping by!
|45 cm of marshmallow topping|
|I measured ;)|
Linking up with Amy's Five on Friday