Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Scratched for Yesterday


To remember yesterday's thick and fluffy snow
which actually melted away throughout the day.
Oh, but it snowed again overnight.
It's that time of year I suppose.
For us Canadians it's been a non winter really.
The driveway has only been ploughed three times.
There is no mountain of snow at the end of the drive
for the rusty pups to play king of the castle on.
No outdoor hockey rinks around here at least.
The river never froze over completely.
People say all this means
the bug and insect population this summer
is going to be huge!


20 comments:

  1. Snowfall and snow-covered branches - simple stitchery that really tells a story.

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  2. Thats a good guess when it comes to the insect population. It has to stay cold enough long enough to keep the numbers down. Its pretty much been a non winter almost everywhere, including here in TX.

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    1. Just as long as they let us out to enjoy that sunshine!

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  3. Well, Winter isn't over yet!! Don't speak too soon!

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  4. great stitching. we have had that kind of winter too. our bug guessers say we won't have MORE bugs, just getting them earlier. but if you get them earlier doesn't that mean they will have a longer season to procreate which will mean more bugs and more baby bugs? ~lol~
    xx, Carol

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  5. I'm thinking those little bug(ger)s have been procreating all gosh darned winter!

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    1. ..maybe it's a good excuse to experiment with all sorts of variations of FLY STITCH....

      ...then you'll be ready to stitch them in when they arrive! :-)))

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  6. I'm worried about the 'bugs' also - and even more worried that we will have a very hot, humid summer! Gosh, I complain when it snows and I complain when it doesn't! *smile*

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    1. I know what you mean! I try and hold my tongue when it gets too hot...don't think I have the right having complained about the cold.

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  7. i've actually been seeing "house flies" most of the winter, on and off, here is chicago. i don't know if the ground really "froze" this year either. does cause one to stop and pause! stitching is a form of "diary" keeping but the way you express it is just so beautiful - very personal. i've said this before but i really just like looking, peeking over your shoulders and seeing your day. cheers.

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    1. Even in Chicago...and you get such mighty winter storms there don't you.
      Glad you enjoy the scratchings Ani.

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  8. Same winter story here - or lack thereof. I think I've now been plowed a total of 4 times. Last year I was paying off my plow bill way into June, it was HUGE! This year, wacky. Not good news about the bugs.... hadn't thought of that. In fact, I conveniently forget about mayflies and mosquitos until they suddenly appear in spring and I am bitten out of my denial!

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    1. It's the ticks that I really don't like.

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  9. i like your thread drawings, penny, and the tree ghosts. the heron returned. and the weather forecaster, o masterful one, says 50 degrees this week.

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    1. We saw that forecast too...as a matter of fact we are thinking we might go to the beach!

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  10. In Australia we have had virtually no Summer on the eastern side, they say this means we will have a cold Winter! Well, not cold by your standards but by Aussie standards. Who knows? All I see is weird weather everywhere and that is not good in the long run. The magnolia tree next door is so confused it has bloomed about 3 times in the last year (I love the flowers, but that is not right).

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    1. I see lots of flooding down there in the South East over there. Things must be really bad when a magnolia buds three times in a year! I'm lucky if mine buds once....the deer think those buds are delicious.

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