Friday, January 22, 2021

Life In Lockdown ~ Part 2.


We are in lockdown with a curfew. 
It has brought down the
number of covid cases in our 
province, in the last few weeks,
which is a good thing, although,
we still have a long way to go.

We're allowed to go out for walks,
 to get fresh air, and get out of the house.
We must stay in our district, in our bubble,
wear masks in public and keep our distance
from people.  

I am sharing some more photos of
the great outdoors in Winter in our
province of Quebec.

Yesterday, it was -12 C. 
My flowered mask provides
hope, warmth, protection and prevention. 

We take a walk in the woods nearly each day.

The forest gives us a lot to admire,
and is different and beautiful in all Seasons.

Tall, Tall, Trees

The deciduous trees
lose their leaves in Winter.

Sisters Carol and Annie

Some leaves don't want to leave.


Today it has warmed up
to -5 C. 
I was a beautiful day for a walk.
  Carol and I.

The weight of the snow bends the branches.


We had a foot of snow last weekend.

It made it all more beautiful

We wear cleats/crampons on our boots
 to avoid slipping and falling.
We are seniors and want to avoid
breaking any bones. 
They are lightweight.

I made a collage of tree trunks
with different patterns and textures. 

The first one is Yellow Birch
The next 2, I'm not sure.
They could be a type of Maple.
Maple syrup is produced in this region.
Oak and ash trees are growing here also. 

There's a few fallen trees from high winds.

The trunk is cut up for firewood.
Most times the base/roots of the
tree will fall back in it's place,
 in the ground.

I also spotted Princess Pine
or Clubmoss.
A cute bush that grows in patches, 
only 4 -6 inches high.
An ancient plant that existed before dinosaurs.
It has been over-harvested in the past,
making it a protected species, in some
parts of the U.S.

In case you've missed it, 

for my previous blog.

Congratulations to all my American friends
 and all American citizens, on the inauguration of
their new president, Joe Biden.

And oh yes, we love Bernie and his mittens.
We'd love to have him join us on our walks. 

Thanks for your visit xo

Friday, January 8, 2021

Winter In The Woods ~ Life In Lockdown

We are welcoming a new year
unfortunately,  still in a pandemic. 

Our Premier Legault, announced 
new measures for our province of Quebec.
 We are in a total lockdown with
 a curfew at night, for the next
4 weeks, all stores and businesses
 are closed, except for essential services.
Schools are closed until Jan 11th, maybe longer.
Students are learning from home.
Face masks are mandatory in all public places.
I don't object to this lockdown.
We're hoping this will lessen the number of covid cases.

On the brighter side, We have 
 two vaccines in progress.
Our Prime Minister Trudeau predicts 
that by September, those who wish to be
  be vaccinated, will be.

All photos taken with my phone.

We are allowed to take daily walks
as long as we stay in our bubble. 

The woods is beautiful in Winter,
here in Quebec.
The deciduous tree have lost their
leaves and it's so peaceful, with only
the sound of birds and nature's beauty. 

We take a daily walk to get some fresh air.





Frozen leaves in the ditch.

Fungus/fungi with some snow.

I want to wish you all a 
Happy New Year.
Stay safe and stay well.

Also good wishes to my American
friends and all American citizens,
on the inauguration of
their new President Biden.


Thanks for your visit xo