Good morning February by SHINE PHOTO+DESIGN

7 on 7 That Damn Groundhog is Confused

About the 7 on 7 Project: Post seven photos on the seventh day of each month – a no pressure project with like-minded photo friends. No rules and no themes, just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next photographer in line. Easy and pressure-free. Enjoy!

Groundhog Day.


Honestly, what the hell is wrong with that rodent.

Winter should be over some time around July, apparently

No matter. I bought new boots and a new winter coat and headed off to Quebec with my officemates for a weekend of fun in the sun snow.

When the going gets cold,
Canadians laugh.

(that’s a myth … we sit in a corner and weep)

Breakfast at the Lake
Breakfast at the Lake, on a recent trip to Quebec. I could get used to this view.
Coffee with a View
Looks cozy doesn't it? Don't be fooled, it's -1000000 degrees outside.

We stayed at a beautiful resort in the Laurentides and it was postcard perfect with fresh snow blanketing most of the Province.

I could have just stayed in my gorgeous room for the weekend and been perfectly content watching the falling snow outside my window.
Perfectly content, and WARM.

Room Service
Seriously cozy, right? I'd be telling a flat out lie if I said I didn't enjoy every single second of me-time on this trip.

It was a fun weekend, but that “fresh” snow that I mentioned ended up causing havoc everywhere and flights were cancelled all over Canada and the US. I spent an extra night in a not quite as nice room beside the airport, but eventually made my way home, none the worse for wear.

And apparently, we had gotten a bit of snow at home too.

Home Sweet Home
My new place, in all her winter glory. Can't wait to brighten up her exterior this summer. White? Silver/Grey? What do you think?

It’s been a crazy month though, and all of that snow quickly gave way to warmer temps.
(which also gave way to flooding and chaos, but whatever … warmth!)

Sunshine, sweet sunshine.

Sunrise Drive
Sunshine, blue skies, and melting snow. In February. In CANADA. Weird.

And then, one morning last week, I discovered I had my OWN personal Groundhog and that he too is as dumb as his weather-predicting cousins.

Or is he.

The snow is gone. The other day I didn’t have to wear a coat. The snow is GONE.


Groundhog Day
Forget Wiarton Willie and Pucksawhathisface Pete, this here is Backyard Bob.

As I type this though, it’s beginning to snow.


And that concludes your February Weather Update (what a snorefest – honestly, are you even still awake? my deepest apologies for this half-ass post). Tara is up next in our photo circle, so go pay her a visit and tell her I said hi. She’s infinitely more interesting than this, I promise, AND extremely talented.

Go. Now.

  • tara
    Posted at 13:39h, 07 March Reply

    i so enjoy the quiet of the sensory moments you’ve captured here — the flicker of the fire from the vantage of cozy; the frost covered trees outside the window — love!

    • janice
      Posted at 07:50h, 24 March Reply

      Thanks Tara! That resort was soooo nice.

  • Kris
    Posted at 19:23h, 07 March Reply

    Beautiful!! I’ll be checking back on this one once summer hits Texas. :)

    • janice
      Posted at 07:51h, 24 March Reply

      Ha! Me too! This new (old) house doesn’t have AC.

  • Kristina
    Posted at 00:56h, 08 March Reply

    Lovely photos and love the capture of Backyard Bob. Hoping that the snow fall is brief and that the warm days return quickly.

    • janice
      Posted at 07:52h, 24 March Reply

      We’re getting there! Haven’t had much snow but it is COLD.

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