I have been at THO pretty much constantly for the last few months because I am working here in Kingston right now. It has been interesting in a good way because I had only stayed there rarely in the winter before and so I got to experience the place in a different way.
A couple of mornings ago I woke up to rain falling on the snow. There were big slow drops which on closer investigation were actually snow melt coming down and making holes in the small layer of snow that had fallen during the night. The effect on the snow was really beautiful. This photo won’t do it justice since it was just dawn on a dark day but I knew I would not get a photo if I waited for more light. So here it is.
I think this was not just beautiful, but it signalled the change in season. It is likely the last snow that will fall this season… or at least if we do get a little more… it will be short lived like this speckled batch.
It was a grey and wet day but I took a couple of photos before morning coffee and heading to town to teach. It is so pretty and peaceful here and I like it very much here in the winter now too, thanks to the new stove.
The pileated woodpecker still does not show himself to me… he teases me by hammering just close enough for me to hear him but never in full view. Still hoping!