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Monday, 4 February 2019

Winter in French River

The rolling hills which surround French River, Prince Edward Island are straw coloured today. 





They display the imprint of the machinery which mowed them last autumn. Nothing moves as the fields stretch out in the February light, absorbing every bit of energy they can. Spring can’t come soon enough.


Nothing appears to move in the village either but a lone dog can be heard barking into the cold air. Maybe he wants to go inside too.





New London Bay is frozen. 





Its arm stretches up to French River where fishers have their shacks for storage of the equipment necessary to ply their trade. 





The ice hugs the wharf now but boats will be moored there in April as fishers prepare for the lobster fishery again. The boats have been brought to storage away from the wharf. Many stood near houses along the route to French River.


Across the water, the golf course has been abandoned to the elements for several months as visitors returned home to work-a-day life and the locals leave the courses to wait out another winter.





The coniferous trees look black-green in the February light as they wait for the sun to return to its full strength. 


Nature is asleep.


17 comments:

Rhodesia said...

Roll on spring, it cannot arrive too early for us!! Have a good week Diane

Tabor said...

Love these landscapes. Yes they are cold and lonely, but they are also lovely with potential.

DJan said...

Quiet and serene, and yes nature is asleep in PEI. I have grown to love these landscapes you share, realizing that I could live and enjoy the area, too. We are in the midst of a snow- and windstorm that has lowered our usual mild temperatures to brutal levels. :-(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your fields look winter brown Marie while ours are summer brown, dryed by the summer heat. I have a feeling we are both looking forward to our next season equally as much ✨

Joanne Noragon said...

Nature remains lovely. Just another season.

Anajá Schmitz said...

Belos campos. Me lembram a terra aonde nasci. E essa neve para mim é linda mas deve trazer transtornos para quem vive nestas paragens.
Adorei teu blog.
Tenha uma ótima semana.

Elephant's Child said...

As Grace says a lot of our countryside is straw and dust coloured at the moment as well - for very different reasons.
Thank you so much for sharing the chilly beauty around you, and I hope that spring waltzes in soon for you.

bill burke said...

I love those different coloured houses. Cold and brown but spring inches closer every day. Beautiful images and text, Marie. You tell a wonderful atory with your words.

William Kendall said...

You've captured the area beautifully.

Andrea said...

Beautiful fields! Andrea

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful captions to go along with your wonderful photos. I hope you have a nice week.

Retired Knitter said...

Well we are in a short warm up in the mid-Atlantic states. Been promised to reach about 65. This weather is so darn odd - 60 degree swings. I don't care for almost 0 degrees - and in February - I don't care much for 65 either.

Anvilcloud said...

I am quite surprised by the lack of snow.

Mage said...

That first landscape is marvelous in it's endlessness. I could come back to it again and again.

photowannabe said...

I can really hear that Nature is asleep from your photos.
Beautiful stillness.

Debbie said...

your images are proof that every season has it's beauty!! and even when nature is asleep, it is pretty!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Not very much snow for February!