Monday, 27 December 2010

Seconds of Pink & Passions

I don't know if other sky fanatics are finding this .. but I have not had a gorgeous sunrise in so long it is beginning to impact my "sky-brain" .. withdrawal .. yes .. I have to mention it all over again because I swear this is setting a new record !
This pink sky lasted literally ? less than minutes .. and if I hadn't have been there just at the right time I would never have known it actually occurred !
Yes .. I have to show off my dragonfly shadow one more time .. it gives me comfort some how ?
My daughter-in-law's present, the South Carolina Wren, from last Christmas, is just so pretty with this simple brown sedge .. I think it brings out the myriad of browns and coppers in its hair? wink wink
I have to mention that this dear daughter-in-law gave me the most wonderful Christmas present this year (yes .. just let me brag a tiny bit ?) .. She made a calendar with wonderful sayings, and beautiful quotes, paired with my own pictures from my blog.
It was just such a surprise and I am in awe of it still !
Thank you once again Linda : ) it is perfection !
Now for nonsense .. each year as the snow and ice comes and goes .. ebbs and tides? on the deck planking a funny thought occurs in my head watching it .. I think of it as winter's TOES ! ;-)
Ah yes ... a gratuitous cat picture of my girls squaring off with their "tail-wrestling" ...
Even though it looks like Emma is winning .. her tail is longer and fluffier .. Sophie is not to be fooled with .. she can whip her tail into action and slam the fluff-butt down any time she wants to! wink wink
These two are not delicate little fur balls .. they are BIG cats !!! or so they think so ??


Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love your winter toes photo. I'm sure your calendar is gorgeous, what a lovely thoughtful gift. No snow again today, yipee! And you are right, there haven't been any wonderful sunrise or sunset phtos lately. I'm sure there will be lots to come.

RPS77 said...

I get frustrated when there isn't a nice sunset for a while. I see nice sunsets more often because 1) there is a house and trees blocking the east view from the house, whereas there is a nice, clear view to the west; and 2) I am not a morning person, so in the summer the sun has often risen considerably earlier than me!

Those are very nice pictures.

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

"Winter's toes" I love it, Joy! I can see them and I think you gave them the perfect name.... pretty pink sky too! I crave a little outdoor colour this time of year too. :)

Anonymous said...

Love your sky show glow. Love your kitties too. The calendar sounds genius.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi Linda, yes it is one fabulous Xmas gift : ) It does seem to be one very dull winter (although the lack of storms and snow is appreciated !)
I'm hoping we will see some nice skies soon too !

Hello there RP and Thank you !
.. it is so frustrating when you think the sky is beginning to loosen up and sparkle and then bang .. it is gone ! .. I am a morning person I have no choice ? haha

Ms S we haven't really been in winter mode very long and I am complaining big time already ?? LOL
Yes .. those toes are just too in my face to ignore ? hehehe

RPS77 said...

By the way, you'll probably like the pictures in my most recent post. Our snowstorm finished up in time for some nice photos.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty pink sky... but the cats are adorable. My two are never this patient with each other.

Anonymous said...

You are quite blessed to have a wonderful Daughter-in-law. :) Those cats of yours crack me up, they must be great entertainment for you, lol.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Grace girl you got caught in between published and LIMBO comments !! LOL
Thank you yes !! I had a few seconds of "pink glow", which I know you love? haha .. kitties too funny and YES ! major, major, wonderful gift from wonderful daughter-in-law : )

RP .. I didn't get anywhere "here" yesterday so I am headed over to your place ! wink wink

Donna thank you ! Hey girl you should see them when they don't like each other .. one is a mommy's girl and one is a devious TOMBOY and she is a girl ! haha

Racquel girl we are so lucky with our daughter-in-law YES ! ... and another big yes to my girls cracking us up on a daily basis : )

CiNdEe said...

It has been raining here non stop and I am losing my mind...(-: Oh wait I lost that already.(-:
Windy here too. Anyhow just wanted to pop in and say HIIIII(-: And guess what? I updated the blog and I am back(-: Just in time for the new year(-: I am going to try to be a better blog neighbor(-:
Love your pictures(-: Tell the kitties Jack says hi(-:

p3chandan said...

Lovely pink of a sky in your sunrise photo! Haven't seen a pink sky like that over here..Im a cat lover and your cats are so adorable!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Cindee girl !! Yippeeeee ! I will be checking on your blog as soon as I finish saying hello for Emma and Sophie to "Jack the Terrible Terrier" hahahaha .. OMG .. the rain thing .. no wonder you need distraction .. do you have a boat just to be on the safe side girl ???? eeekkkk !!

P3 Thank you : ) During these winter months it is VERY scarce seeing a good sunrise to photograph .. my kitties are big girls : ) and love a fan club ! LOL

fer said...

Very beautiful sky! and also loved the winter toes.

I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that you have the best Happy new year!

Unknown said...

Wonderful pictures and I love sunrises over Lake Ontario. I can see the sky changing from my office window.
Within minutes I am the shoreline to take pictures.
It is beautiful and peaceful place to walk and to enjoy. Today I saw red foxes in the woods and Red -tailed hawks looking for food.
The cats looks very comfy:)
- Cheers from Guildwood.
Happy New Year,

Pat said...

Love the pink sky, I have a hard time capturing it most times.
The shadow shot is great...I can see how it comforts you.
How you had a great holiday.

Linda said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and nice to encounter another sky fan. I'm also a fan of Canada!

There has been a dearth of pink skies, but I'll be posting a good sunrise from Boxing Day for this week's Skywatch.

Love your 'toes'!

*~* Linda *~* said...

Yeah, that daughter-in-law is pretty cool! ;-) But seriously, it's wonderful when everyone wins when two people get married. I got very very lucky too!! :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello fer and thank you so much ! I hope you had very happy holidays and the very best of the New Year to come for you too ! : )

Gisela I am so envious of your view and access when the sunrise is happening over Lake Ontario : ) You are so lucky !! What amazing sights to see with the wildlife as well: )
Hope you have a very Happy New year and post lots of pictures of those sunrises !!

Patsi girl I have been thinking of you . they have been replaying TB and they might be starting the next season hopefully ? and what about Nurse Jackie !!! LOL .. hey Thanks and I hope you have a very Happy New Year girl !

Thanks Linda : ) I have to get over to your place and check that out .. I am behind in reading blogs .. you know how it is this time of year ? have a Happy NY : )

Linda : ) I just can't stop looking at my calendar : ) haha !
Do you know my daughter-in-law too? hehehehe .. ok comedian ;-)
Well we know the road isn't going to be all roses and sunshine because life just isn't that way ? But I think we have a pretty darn good foundation ? wink wink

Rose said...

Joy, it's always a treat to see things through your creative eyes. Love the "winter toes." It's been warmer here the last two days, and the snow is melting, exposing a big, sloppy mess. I think I have more than toes in the garden--whole skeletons, maybe:)

Sounds like your Daughter-in-law is a sweetie--what a nice gift! Hope Santa brought lots of treats for the girls...wishing you a Happy New Year!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Rose girl thank you so much !
I can understand the whole skeleton thing with old man winter playing in the garden. We are due for actual RAIN and then a drop in temps so you have to know that is NOT a good thing right ? .. especially for the garden babies getting the wrong MESSAGE !LOL
Hey .. Have a Wonderful New Year !! Rose and I look forward to reading your posts : )

Unknown said...

We have snow here, and most of all, COLD air...I'm actually ready for such events, though, it being nearly year's end. At least the days are now getting by day.

I hope you had a great Christmas, Joy, and here's wishing you and your family (especially the furgirls) a healthy and happy New Year!

Cat said...

You're so imaginative! Love your toes! Happy New Year Joy!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Great pictures Joy! I love that dragonfly of yours, the shadow being cast looks very angelic....

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks Jodi and a HAPPY New Year to you and your gang (furry and other wise ? haha) over there .. we are green here .. and I mean that literally, I can't remember seeing the new year in this way in the 11 years we have been here .. it is weird to say the least ! Scary in fact because you just know "it" is coming ? ... eeekkkk !

Thank you Whimsy !! and the best of New Years to you way over there : )

Thank you Rebecca girl : ) that shadow does seem to have some magical quality doesn't it ? Happy New Year : )