Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Winter is my least favorite season, but it is a long, cold reality in Canada. I find fresh snow beautiful when it covers the trees and landscape around me, but I still struggle to enjoy this season.

It is snowing again!

It is snowing again!

This winter I have made an effort to appreciate it by cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. When I force myself out the door to go for a walk, a run or go skiing my mood immediately improves. However, when it doesn’t snow and the temperatures dip below zero I look out the window and see the dull, dirty snow in the yard I simply want to hibernate in my cabin and wait for spring. Golden Tips also likes lounging in the cabin rather than going out with his new scarf to enjoy the winter.

Tips wearing his new scarf.

Tips wearing his new scarf.

The positive news is that the deer are hanging out around our place and this is a sign that spring is just around the corner.

I spotted these deer yesterday.

I spotted these deer yesterday.

Another deer going for a stroll in the afternoon.

Another deer going for a stroll in the afternoon.

This is my take on the weekly photo challenge, and now Golden Tips is going out with me for a walk in the snow before it changes to rain – another sign that spring is on its way. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Three

My interpretation of this week’s photo challenge at the Daily Post.

One of the greatest things about living in a rural setting is the nature that surrounds you. I love watching the deer wander around my yard even when they nibble on my cedar trees and tramp up my lawn in the spring.

Living in an industrial city in the Middle East provides few opportunities to see wildlife in its natural environment. The only animals I see are stray cats. Lately, as the weather starts to change to hotter days I find myself thinking about home. If I was at home I would be able to look out my window and see at least three deer hanging out in my yard, looking for something to munch on after a long cold winter. (My husband sent me these photos this morning.)

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