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
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
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,
Click here, Life In Lockdown ~ Part 1
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