Saturday, 20 November 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

The change in season is breathing cold air down my neck .. oops that was the freezer!
No .. how can I say that when we have NO snow as of yet ? .. it is ridiculously warm and the grass is too green to believe ! ... wait a minute .. I just know this is a "bait and switch" sort of deal mother nature does to us .. we KNOW about her "Tom Foolery" ? .. a huge winter storm is stirring in a pot some where .. waiting to burst our tiny bubble of happiness SOON !
So for now I will only comment that yes .. winter shadows are happening even if we don't have the white fluffy stuff up to our ears ............ yet !
Tracy, of Hey Harriet is our head honcho for this extraordinary meme .. once you start looking at the fabulous pictures you will be hooked ! and .. you may even want to join in .. did I say "may"?
I mean you WILL want to join in !! So head over to Tracy's place and enjoy the show : ) wink wink


Meadowview Thymes said...

Joy, I was surprised when I read this post as I heard about a BIG cold front coming from Canada. Will that hit you? A little piece of it is suppose to get here over Thanksgiving.
Love the shadow picture. Isn't is funny how shadows change with the seasons? A summer shadow always looks hot to me! :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, the shadows are long these days, aren't they! This is such a beautiful shot, I love it! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!


Kay L. Davies said...

We've got your share of snow, I think, but you've got some beautiful shadows in today's shot.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Linda girl !
Yes we are going to get the colder temperatures soon but not a lot of snow as of yet ? Hope you get only what you want out of that weather system too ? haha
Hey thank you ! and you are so right Linda .. summer shadows still look HOT to me too : )

Hello there Sylvia : )
yes these shadows get so long it is funny to see them stretch way out there like this ! Have a great weekend too : )

Kay have you been wintered in way over there ? hehehe .. don't worry, we will be getting dumped on big time no doubt .. but exactly when ? we aren't too sure yet. Thanks !

Martha Z said...

Ah yes, the long shadows near the solstice are the best as are the ones at the end of day. For us in California winter storms have arrived and that actually brings the greening of our world.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

So glad you pointed me in the right direction Joy, thought you had got lost in cyberspace. It certainly turned cooler today and very windy. Makes me think that white stuff is on the way soon. Have a great weekend.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Great shadow shot.

Green Bottle Shadows

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Martha and thank you !
Yes I can understand the cooler wetter weather greening up your world over there .. almost a relief I am sure ? the white blanket will fall here soon ... eeekkkk ! haha

Hi Linda .. I have to get over to your place again to see your shadow shot .. I just wanted to try and add more bloggers to my nonexistent blog roll that dropped off with the change in name .. it will take a couple of days I think to bang out the bugs ? haha Yup cooler indeed !

Thank you chubskulit ! : )

Anonymous said...

I am glad you showed me the way to your blog. All your beautiful photos came along for the ride. What luck.Nice shadow shot, too.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Yeah another Canadian blogger. Terrific shadow shot. We are in for some chilly weather for tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Glad you fixed your link so I could take in this serene shadow shot@ Well done.

Pagan Sphinx

Beverley Baird said...

I know what you mean about this crazy Nov. weather. Out west they are getting hit terribly!
Great interesting shadows for the week!

Hey Harriet said...

You are a funny clown! I'm wondering what you were doing being so up close and personal with your freezer for it to be breathing cold air down your neck! Head jammed into the freezer on the hunt for the last of the chocolate ice cream I suspect!'s me! Love your shadow shot and I hope the nasty cold stays away for a bit longer and you continue enjoying the nice weather! Oh and I deleted the incorrect link of yours from Mr Linky just now. Easy peasy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Spadoman said...

I love the shadow shot. It's been cloudy lately around here. Wish we'd see some sun, and it's cold too. Some snow on the ground, but very little, almost gone in most places.
You are correct, Mother Nature will indeed blast you sooner or later, although the Farmer's Almanac predicts a colder than normal dryer than normal Winter for the Midwest of the continent.
Hope all is good with you


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi Donna .. it was a bit of a nail biter for a bit .. and maybe still if i stumble over something yet .. but I am glad to have done it .. your perspective changes when you have been on here for a while, you want to be more individual ? LOL

Hi Val .. tomorrow is now this morning and wow ! it is cold out there but no snow .. the heat is being turned on though I can tell you girl ! hehehe

Hello Pagan sphinx and thank you very much : ) something about very long shadows making the mood rather serene ? ;-)

Hi Beverly Thank you !, and yes .. the grass has been so green and lush .. but this morning is CHILLY for sure .. winter is trying to break through !

Hey Tracy girl : ) Thank you !
Menopausal women have an up close personal relationship with their freezers .. it is called "hot-flashes" hehehe although the ice cream thing comes in handy too ?
I didn't want to confuse you with the change I was going through and I'm glad you could knock out the knock off link : ) THANKS !!

Hello Joe and thank you : ) It was a last minute find .. not a lot of opportunity for shadow shots lately .. and the weather is going to turn very icy soon .. in fact it is CRISP this morning ! eeekkk !
But .. I AM CANADIAN EH ! ;-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We have had mild weather here lately too. I like your long shadows.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks Lisa .. they were so long it seemed like a cartoon ? haha
It is much colder today though .. brrr !

garden girl said...

Great shot Joy! I love those long shadows of November. You've captured a beautiful mood.

No snow here yet either. It's been a beautiful early autumn here, and November's been uncharacteristically sunny. The chill and clouds have been coming on in recent days though, and we can feel some winter in the air.

Unknown said...

First, belated but heartfelt congrats on your new name and the look of your blog, Joy. It's wonderful. Second, brrrrrr! We had a bit of snow yesterday, but it's mostly gone from here now. The first of many, however....

RURAL said...

When I first saw your comment, I thought, "oh what a creative name for a blog", and it is.

Love the new look, the new name, and of course the old you.

Keep it coming.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Anonymous said...

Cool shadow shot Joy, thanks for stopping by and letting me know your blog name changed. I'll update my link to you on my blogroll now. :)

Gail said...

I do like the new name! I'll change any links so I can get over to see you! It's going to be 72 today and by Friday freezing~It's a strange weather world we are living in! THis is always a fun meme! gail

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Linda girl : ) and thank you!
Yup those long shadows can actually make you feel sleepy too I find ?LOL
Yes to that one .. I think November stole our October weather ? haha
But the cold is bouncing back and forth and soon it will just stay put .. it was COLD this morning Brrrr!!

Thank you very much Jodi girl !
yes .. we saw you guys had snow down there but the big stuff is usually in January February .. but who can second guess mother nature right ? wink wink

Jen girl thank you so much !.. it took a little angst and lip biting but here i am feeling much more a Canuck in the international world of garden blogging ? LOL

Thanks Racquel girl : ) your blog is looking awesome ! it is taking me a while to reach as many bloggers as I can but I will try to contact all my little buddies ;-)

Hey there Gail girl and thank you for updating my link : ) it is taking a while and a few brain cells to reach as many bloggers as possible .. I did update on Blotanical too which amazed me that it worked ? haha .. I'll catch up eventually by then we will have a good healthy blanket of snow here I am sure ;-)

joey said...

Yes, November is indeed about L O N G shadows, Joy! We too are blessed with mild weather ... so far ... so good :) Great new name/look!

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Love your shadow shots...and don't worry about the snow, I think we are sending leftovers your way. lol!

Love the new name, eh!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Joey girl and thank you !
I think our luck is going to change fairly soon .. we just can't escape the Brrrrrrr factor ! haha

Ms S : ) hello there girl ! and thank you .. but you can keep your snow ;-) I'm sure we will have some of our own in the not too distant future ? hehe

Unknown said...

just found your blog and admired your pictures!!
Love the shadow picture.
Always try to connect to Ontario and Canada bloggers in other provinces.
Our garden ist located in Toronto.
Your cats are very cute.
- Cheers.

*~* Linda *~* said...

Found you!! yeah!!!! still looking good and it's a good name too!! :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Gisela !
I just stopped by your blog and the decoration post is absolutely beautiful ! the whole blog is of course and all of those gorgeous wreaths on the side bar .. and yes! Maxi is one handsome due : )
Thanks again for stopping by .. I picked up your blog for my blog roll too : )

Hey Linda girl : ) Thanks !
I just sent you an e-mail .. and I keep thinking about that French Toast dish .. now that will be stuck in my head for the week ? haha ..

Chubby Chieque said...

Shot is really cool… luv shadows. No snowy shadows as of yet here in freezing Stockholm.
But, I can feel that it coming SOON…

Enjoy the last of sunny days.

Have a happy day & happy SSS…

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Richie I just stopped by your blog and wow ! that dinner you made for Father's Day was absolutely scrumptious looking .. I forgot to say your shadow shot was great too !
Must have been that great food tantalizing me ? haha

Erin Bayus Photography said...

Thank you Joy for your kind words-what a gift! And yes, there is always sun in the winter in Alberta which is why I miss it-living in Victoria at the moment. But I'm sure that Ontario is also beautiful and is a place I have never experienced. Merry Christmas and I hope that you are able to sleep tonight knowing that Santa is in full force on this eve spreading Joy to all....Thank you, Erin

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello again Erin : ) Thank you as well for your Christmas wishes : )
We enjoyed our time living on Vancouver Island for a few years .. we have been so fortunate to live in many different areas, to be able to experience so many new places .. Ontario can be exceptionally beautiful in Autumn with coloured leaves .. my favorite time of the year : )
I'm sure Santa will be very good to you !
Joy : )