Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…


This photo was taken in Clare Park, a gem of a park in central Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). One of my dear friends recently organized a time for neighbours to come together to decorate one of the trees in the park. She calls it the Charlie Brown tree. I captured a few photos of it yesterday and it is just delightful.

In the spring and summer you can often find my friend in the park planting hostas and shrubs and other plants that have been donated to beautify the park. Her love and energy have helped to make it into a lush oasis and place for fun and repose. With infectious enthusiasm, she has rallied many to make a huge difference to the neighbourhood.

Very soon, we will be leaving our solid home on land to move onto our sailboat in warmer climes. Finally, it has started to look more like Christmas and winter in these parts…
I admit I don’t always enjoy the frigid temperatures that can accompany this season in eastern Ontario, or the slush and sleet. Oh, but I do love the beauty and magic of a light and delicate snowfall. I will miss that.

10 thoughts on “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

  1. Completely charming! What a delightful idea…and I love the animated snowflakes! Bon voyage, dear Sherry. Your posts will bring us all warmth and sunshine.

  2. I love how you captured a meaningful portion of the tree — it tells us about the friendly spirit that came to add cheer in that park. What a beautiful idea. We’ve had snow here the past two days which has made things slushy but I sure don’t miss the northern winters. My husband is up there right now finishing off some business. It was 30 below when he arrived and 27 below when he phoned today.

    I’m going to keep a close eye on your blog so I can be sure to give you my bon voyage greetings (since I do not do FB). Wishing you and yours a Christmas full of the peace, joy, and love of this wondrous season.

  3. Wonderful capture, Sherry! It snowed all day here yesterday, and although they cleaned the streets, we were still left with slush. Good luck on your move, is that permanent or just for the winter months? I would love to go somewhere warmer too…I’m jealous 🙂

  4. We have snow here today, too – infrequent for us. If our snowfalls weren’t so often accompanied by power failures, I would appreciate them more, I think! (The power is still on but I’m expecting it to go out any time now.) Very pretty image of the tree and ornament and I like the story about your friend. Reminds me of a neighbour of my brother, who has planted hundreds of native trees and shrubs in a large hydro right-of-way area behind their homes. Everyone from the neighbourhood walks their dogs there and It’s really turning into a magical place as these plants grow up. The guy is amazing, the sweat equity and care he’s put into the community is really special.

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