cold! [3/52]

I think I messed with karma when I posted this week’s prompt for focus52.

Cold? Oh yeah, somebody was listening. No shortage of shooting material this week, that’s for sure. But the downside to that is that most of my shots, except for this one, stayed on my camera until today. Definitely not a good plan, and if you’re doing this project along with me, try to avoid that. Easier said than done when you’re Procrastination Peggy like me, but trust – don’t do it.

Anyways … back to the cold thing. In Canada, some of the most wickedly cold days come hand in hand with crisp blue skies and a bit of sun. It’s deceiving. You look out your window and think, ‘wow it looks beautiful out there’ so you grab your coat to go out and play and within three seconds of being outside your lungs freeze over and there’s icicles inside your nose.

I’m so not lying.

But? it’s beautiful too.

and when you happen upon scenes like this …

you just can’t help but love winter.

For a little while at least ;)


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  • Tug
    Posted at 20:08h, 23 January Reply

    BEAUTIFUL J, just beautiful. I love hoarfrost and how magical it can make the coldest of days.

    • janice
      Posted at 20:15h, 23 January Reply

      omg I have so many more to go through! ugh!
      You’ve rubbed off on me somehow. Stop it now :p

      I’ve never in my life heard this called hoarfrost and I had to go look it up. You know me – you KNOW how hard I’m biting my tongue write now and not cracking jokes. ROFL!!!
      (seriously, really hard)

      • Tug
        Posted at 20:17h, 23 January Reply

        LOL. Yeah, it’s a funny word & I know you Canadians call it something else eh. ;-)

        I have NOT rubbed anything off on you (heh)…the only time I had tons of pics not downloaded was when I was on vaca. So there, na ner na ner.

  • Alison
    Posted at 20:54h, 23 January Reply

    I totally, totally agree (Minnesotan… that’s pretty dang close to Canada!). Your shots are all just amazing. Really.

    • janice
      Posted at 22:18h, 23 January Reply

      Thanks Alison!
      You have more than your share of snow too :)

  • Rachel
    Posted at 20:55h, 23 January Reply

    Beautiful. The cold looks so appealing at the minute, here in Australia we are baking!

    • janice
      Posted at 22:18h, 23 January Reply

      I bet! I’ll try not to hold it against you ;)

  • Bari
    Posted at 20:56h, 23 January Reply

    I am over it. LOL We are getting another storm on Wednesday. Not sure if I want another snow day.

  • Esra
    Posted at 21:03h, 23 January Reply

    Beautiful images!!! Just magical…

  • Barbara S.
    Posted at 21:33h, 23 January Reply

    These are just amazing – I love the crystal ‘fur’ and the snow bokeh!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 21:42h, 23 January Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • janice
    Posted at 22:19h, 23 January Reply

    Thanks so much, guys!
    It’s so pretty when it happens. My drive to work was amazing, but I wasn’t able to get any really good ‘scenic’ shots.
    No matter – I’m sure there will be a next time. ugh. LOL!

  • Beyond the Dog Dish
    Posted at 22:32h, 23 January Reply

    I didn’t know you were Canadian *waves*. I just love how you can so clearly see the ice outlines. I have wanted to get a shot like this all winter. Problem is everytime its cold enough I won’t go out. You just inspired me!

    • janice
      Posted at 22:45h, 23 January Reply

      That’s when a long lens and a warm car comes in handy! heh.
      I did have to get out for these ones though. You don’t linger, y’know? ;)

  • saintseester
    Posted at 23:28h, 23 January Reply

    Jeez, the bokeh in those images is just amazing. A crystal wonderland. I can’t get enough of them.

    • janice
      Posted at 08:24h, 24 January Reply

      The whole area was stunning! So pretty.

  • CP
    Posted at 07:17h, 24 January Reply

    Oh, J. I really love these. Especially that first one. It looks like a doves feather. You take the most amazing photographs. Remember what I said about you being able to see things that the layperson just doesn’t? This is one of those things. It’s really exquisite!


    • janice
      Posted at 08:25h, 24 January Reply

      Flatterer! ;)
      Thanks, girl. xoxo

  • Heather
    Posted at 09:16h, 24 January Reply

    OH MY WORD! Those shots are amazing!!

  • Alison
    Posted at 11:20h, 24 January Reply

    So very nice!! Freezing, but lovely!

  • Hannah | Farmgirl in Flipflops
    Posted at 19:58h, 25 January Reply


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