I've had the flu since December 20th. Christmas came and went, and I made it through. Most of my planned preparations, the ones I'd taken time off work to enjoy, came to nothing. It left me feeling angry, especially since I got the flu from a trainer at work who would have done us all a favour by staying home. We could have had the training some other time.
I've hardly even had a chance to enjoy my new camera. But today I decided, dangit, I'm going outside. I just caught the last of the light on the freshly fallen snow. There is a surprising amount of colour in a winter landscape! I have much to learn about this camera, and I'm enjoying every minute!
We walked down to the Point this morning to check on the ice conditions. I noticed a big, and I mean, big, grapevine shedding its bark. The section in the photo is thicker than my arm.
What gorgeous curves! If we didn't know from whence the Art Nouveau stylists drew their inspiration, we would now! You wouldn't want to eat the grapes from this vine until after a good frost, and even then only with loads of sugar in jelly. The birds love them though.