Sunday, November 30, 2014
The scene is changing at Atwater Market. Where once there were flats of flowers, followed by pumpkins, now there are trees springing up and these odd creatures. It is the invasion of the wooden reindeer - a large herd of them.
This year a large moose looks over the area. I'm not sure what its relation is to Christmas. Trees of every size wait for the right customer to bring them home.
The wrapping machine waits. The air is tinged with the scent of spruce. December is around the corner.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Snow fell all day yesterday turning everything white. It will melt away again before winter takes hold for good. For now, it is back to boots as I trudge through the slush.
I am not tempted to sit a while, though I do stop to admire this changed landscape. Bundled up from head to toe, I am insulated against the cold.
It's funny to think, that while the snow feels cold to me, it in turn insulates the plants below from the cold of winter.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
As outdoors the colours fade to sepia, indoors at the Westmount Conservatory colour abounds. As stroll through just lifts the spirits. This was helped by music wafting through - an accordion player was practicing by the little pool around the corner.
I'll let the flowers speak for themselves. Enjoy their happy colours which can warm a cold day.