Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year Shadow Shot Style

Happy New Year for 2011 to all the wonderful bloggers out there whether you be a Shadow Shooter or a Garden Geek ?
The impossible has happened to Kingston here .. we are totally GREEN and it is raining here.
Naturally no shadows now or this past week .. the weather has been so NOT us !
But .. I am fortunate enough to pull one out of my archive that has a warm ? indoorsy ? feel .. the right way for this type of weather and time .. snuggle up with a cuppa tea and watch TV
Do make sure to visit Tracy at Hey Harriet to see what my fellow Shadow Shooters have been up to though ... and start 2011 in an interesting way : )


Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot for the day! After weeks of all gray skies and rain, we're actually starting off the new year with blue, blue cloudless skies and sunshine!! It's not warm, but it's beautiful! Enjoy the weekend, stay warm!!


EG CameraGirl said...

The sun HAS been scarce, hasn't it? I had to pull something out of my archives too. :)

Happy New Year!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It is certainly a dull and dreary day today. But I'm enjoying this milder weather as I just know that winter will be here with a vengence soon.

Carol said...

Happy New Year Joy! Enjoy the milder weather for I am certain it will not last too long. Many blessings for the new year! Thanks for all of your kindness over this last year and beyond. May 2011 be your best gardening year yet. ;>)

Ralph said...

Shadows as art works in any weather! It is that warm down near Long Island Sound, the snow of Sunday melting, but not gone. Spring awaits! Happy New Year!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, we had close to 60 degrees F yesterday with lots of rain, green grass, lots of green plants underneath all of that snow. I thought it was spring!

However today it is 18 degrees F and I can already see all of those green things curling up and shivering. I guess winter is not over, darn!


Anonymous said...

It is raining here too. All the snow is gone and it is over 50 degrees. The little perennials are getting fooled. Happy New Year to you and also Happy Gardening in 2011.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful, soft atmosphere in this shadowy corner! Quite romantic!

Happy New Year!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy New Year, Joy! All the best for 2011; I hope it's a good one for all of you.

Can you believe this weather? It's warm enough to be spring. And where the heck did all the snow go? It's incredible!

Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say hello, and wish you and your gang all the best.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Happy New Years Sylvia girl !
Thank you so much : )
I am so jealous of your blue skies I left a note at your place to PLEASE send some of them over here? LOL
Wear your sunglasses girl !!

EG This weather is too scary .. I just know we are in for some really bad stuff since this was such a wimpy way to start 2011 off, right?
Batten down the hatches ??? LOL

Linda ! I am so with you on that point .. something wicked this way comes I am in no doubt of .. make sure you have lots of goodies in your house to ride the coming storm out ??? LOL

Thank you Carol girl : )
I was just over to your place catching up and loving those pictures : ) the fairy windows were absolutely stunning .. the gorgeous rustic Christmas in your home was beautiful and those birds in flight were amazing !

Hello Ralph and a very Happy New Year to you as well : )
This weather is unnerving and I am waiting for the "shoe" to drop with a wicked storm .. it has to be coming .. get ready ! LOL

Eileen girl we are still WARM here and my greens are soaking in all the rain that is happening .. it is just too eerie !! I know the winter hit is coming again, I just wish it would hurry up so we can get it over with ?? LOL

Happy New Year Donna : )
I was just over to your place and saw those amazing pictures of your home and gardens .. just beautiful!! .. Yes this weather is making me more than nervous .. winter is going to crash around our ears many times yet before it is done and our little plants are being fooled .. not good !!

Happy New Year GT ! Thank you : ) when I saw the light hit these little pieces I thought it was perfect and had to capture it .. I am just glad to have something in my archive because shadows are scare these past weeks !

Martha girl I am working on an e-mail for you !! Happy New Year to all of you over at that end of town ?? LOL .. I am so far behind in this sort of thing I am RED faced .. but I am working on it girl !!

RPS77 said...

It reached almost 60 degrees today, and the snow is melting fast and furiously. It's not supposed to get this warm over the next few days, but it will still be warmer than typical for this time of year.

I remember 3 or 4 winters ago we got a bizarre stretch of two weeks in January where the temperatures reached the 50s almost every day. Perennials and shrubs started putting out leaves, and when the temperatures went back to cold, everything died quickly. Very few of the plants actually died, but some of them didn't get leaves again until June or even July.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Happy New Year RP !
Yes ! I remember that time and I think I lost a Monkshood with a few other plants .. but that just has to happen with the unnatural weather at times ? This is really playing havoc with the garden though .. I am afraid of seeing little greens from the bulb beds reaching up ! and yes .. the very slow start for the leaves that are afraid to bud out .. not good !

Cat said...

That is a wonderfully warm and cozy shot...stay warm Joy!

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Joy, just a note to say what a pleasure it has been visiting your "GWN" blog this past year. Always full of good photography, good cheer and good gardening.

I hope you have a wonderful 2011 and I look forward to visiting here to see that you do! :)

Anonymous said...

Cool shadow shot girl friend. Happy New Year to you. Enjoy the green!

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely photo! I like the 'koffie' thingie pictured! It is a nice warm photo. I hope the weather ahead for you isn't too horrible! I think you have the right idea with snuggling up with cups of tea and watching TV! That sounds like a sensible plan! Happy New Year to you!

Arija said...

What??? Green in Kingston at this time of year??? Where has all the snow gone to? Is that the stuff that was dumped on New York?

Lovely printing block with nice shadows.

I do wish you snow to protect the plants from deep freezing.

A Happy 2911 to you and your garden!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Whimsy : ) Thank you !
I think those menopausal hot flashes keep me pretty darn WARM as it is girl ! haha

Ms S girl : ) Thank you so much ! I am so looking forward to playing in my garden this year I am counting the days .. hey, maybe I should do that Spring countdown thing ? I'll have to think on it ? haha Happy New Year to you too girl : )
GWN RULES eh !!!!! haha

Grace girl thank you ! I am working on that e-mail ;-) wrinkled brow beads of sweat forming ! haha

Hey Tracy girl hope you have had great holidays and take my advice with the cups of tea with TV when that rain gets to you !
The Koffie grinder is from one of my flea market finds in Holland ..Those were the days : ) LOL

Arija was that a slip of the typing finger? 2911 !!! I some how doubt I will be ringing that NEW year in ?? LOL .. too funny : ) Hey .. what can I say about the Kingston Twilight Zone here .. I am very nervous for my garden babies with no snow cover, so fingers crossed for a blanket of the white stuff for sure , thank you !!!

Arija said...

Joy, it was a dreadfully cold day when we normally would have been sweltering so I was wearing three layers and the gusting wind was whipping my scarf about. I thought the shadow looked kind'a cute.

Hugs . . . Arija

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Arija : ) I just realized what it was as soon as you mentioned "scarf" ! LOL .. we are all having VERY weird weather aren't we ? eeekkkk !!

Junk Whores said...

Strange weather for sure, but I'll take a January thaw any ol' day of the was so delightful to see the snow disappear like that, but now back to reality and freezing temps, hey, it's still winter in the Nor'lunds, but we can dream can't I have garden booty envy...thanks a lot!!! (mine are canary yellow)!

A Wild Thing said...

Sorry, think I forgot to sign out of my junk blog...just sayin!


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sharon is this both of YOU or is this the other YOU girl ??? LOL .. My god I laughed when I heard the theme song from True Blood !!! I love it !!
I have to think of doing more "junking" now too ! hehehehe

Unknown said...

ooh, i love this. and a cup of tea sounds really good right about now. happy new year!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Amanda hello there ! there isn't much that a cuppa' tea can't make feel better is there ? haha and there are so many that you can experiment with too .. you have to love that eh ?!!!

Chubby Chieque said...

What a great lacey art in the sunshine…

Yeah! So much gray but overhere in Sweden, it's a head-overheel snow.

Happy SSS & hope you had a great holiday & welcome the new decade.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey there Richey I hope you had great holidays too and a Happy New Year to come .. hey .. wait a minute .. it started already anyways right ? haha .. Gray seems to be the colour of choice for these skies here for weeks on end ... ugh !!! Thanks for stopping by : )

CiNdEe said...

Happyyyyyyyy Newwwwwwww Yearrrrrrrr!!!!!!(-: I hope you have an amazing year!