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Yesterday we had rain, snow, sleet, thunder and lightning all within a few moments of each other and some at the same time. Odd, but I guess it’s spring.
Photos by L and C Wilker
April 22 is Earth Day, a time to be more aware of our environment and our actions that affect it. Today I posted at Canadian Writers Who are Christian. To read my post, click here: Love this Earth: Five Actions for Any Time
Photo by Clickr Photography at Huron Natural park
Frost on the plants this morning
My footprint in some of the remaining snow
Tulip stems? Wait and see.
Daffodils soon to come in our front flowerbed, and narcissus on the right
I’m ready for spring. How about you?
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Ready for spring!
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Carolyn R. Wilker
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February photos and here we are in March and though the banks of snow have diminished during some milder weather. Our picnic table had a foot of snow on it and nearly a foot around it, and since it’s in our backyard, we don’t need to shovel it. Today it’s snowing again.
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When I looked outdoors this morning, I knew it was a day to take at least a few winter pictures.
The weatherman was indeed right about Wednesday’s storm, yet in town, schools were not cancelled.
Snow on top of slush makes ice. Had to get some help for a push, and throw down some sand too.
Snow weighing down evergreen trees, as in one of my poems: an old woman carrying a heavy load
A snow picnic, anyone?
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I became involved with Special Olympics and Ark Industries (The Ark) because of our daughter Jennifer who is intellectually challenged. In 1996 my husband John, Jennifer and I moved from Kitchener, Ontario, to Riverport, Nova Scotia, to help look after my elderly parents. At that time Jennifer was in a Special Ed class in Ontario, and when we moved she was enrolled in the same type of class in Nova Scotia.
Her teacher was very involved with Special Olympics and encouraged all her students to take part in at least one of the sports offered. Jennifer was never involved with any sports before, and like many parents of a disabled child, I felt she would not be able to take part or know what to do. Jennifer became very active in many sports and currently competes in athletics in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter in addition to bowling and soccer. Between Special Olympics and her school she grew in leaps and bounds…
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In February 2012, I attended the Steckle Farm Family Fun Event as a guest storyteller. Many things were planned: toboganning on the hills around the farm as well as seeing the animals. Only thing, there was little snow last winter. A few days before, we got snow, and those winter events could go ahead. The staff at the farm were delighted.
The sheep came close to the fence so the children could reach out and ruffle their heavy winter coats.
Two small children I happen to know were attracted to the bunnies in the barn.
The miniature ponies in their heavy winter coats
Staff member, Krista, leading the calf from the shelter
Fun on the hills with tobogans and sleds, then hot chocolate afterwards
And me, in between stories, with my coat on. Families kept coming and going at many intervals and the fireplace kept going out. It was so cold outdoors and in the Honey House
The heritage barn, parts of it date back over 100 years
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Mail carrier bundled up and moving right along
and snow is still falling!
Last summer we went camping with our daughter and son-in-law, and on that trip, a grandchild learned about fishing. Here she looking out at the lake after the caught fish was thrown back in the water.
Let’s catch another one, Daddy!
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