Celebrating the seasons…


Many complain about the weather, especially the deep freeze of winter.  I, too, am guilty of this pointless pastime, but for me, it’s the heat of summer I grumble about.

Along with these extremes in temperatures comes the bonus of four distinct seasons.  Here in Northern Canada, one week is rarely the same as the last…keeping gardeners on their toes!  We are lucky to have snow at Christmas (much easier for Santa to land his sleigh on a snow-covered roof!) and darker evenings at Halloween (helping to create a ghoulish atmosphere for trick-or-treaters!).

I’m always taking photographs of my garden.  The automatic date stamp the phone provides is a quick reference for what works, what’s coming and disappointments that are bound to happen.   But only a drone photo will give us a bird’s eye view.



These are the drone winter photos of my garden taken on February 3. Unfortunately, much of the snow has melted over the past couple of weeks. Still, there is enough snow to offer a blank canvas accentuating the negative spaces not as noticeable at other times of the year (the fall photo above was taken mid-October).




Wouldn’t you know it, a few days after the drone photos were taken, we had a light dusting of snow overnight and beautiful hoar frost the next morning!

And Spring is just around the corner…

xox Judy

6 thoughts on “Celebrating the seasons…”

  1. Judy, Only you would put together such a positive outlook on winter.
    And drone photo’s. Wherever did you get those? They sure tell the story of how truly lovely is your garden, how carefully tended, and how beautifully laid out. No sign of Charlie!
    Atta girl, Jud. Fantastic. (again)

    1. Hi Rhonda, I have always loved winter…one of my favourite things is snowmen! The drone photo package was a gift from my daughter. I will have photos for every season. xox Judy❤️

  2. Your aerial photographs are amazing Judy. They really put the whole property in a different prospective, and tell the complete story of your property. I don’t know if you watch the Aerial series of different countries, and Canada: Over the Edge, on the Smithsonian Chanel, but I enjoy them for the same reason. Maybe you watch them too. I also like the Instagram aerial photos of Paris, as again, it puts the Boulevards and significant building and monuments in Paris in perspective for me.
    With the beautiful weather we have been having, it really does feel like Spring is just around the corner.

    1. Hi Karen, I haven’t watched the series, Over the Edge, but it sounds very interesting. I have the book, Paris From the Air, and agree that seeing land and buildings from above gives a whole new prospective. I remember visiting Versailles and hearing that formal parterre gardens are best viewed from windows in the upper floors of buildings. Let’s hope this beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying is not just a tease. xox Judy❤️

  3. Oh Judy, your garden is gorgeous no matter what angle you look at it! I love the way the drone has captured a different perspective compared to photos taken at ground level. It really shows off the symmetry that you’ve achieved… and I swear only you could make boxwood look award-winning even when covered in burlap😂. Your wrought iron fence is so pretty and creates such a beautiful border for the whole garden. I love the magical look of snow as well although I must admit my gardening apron and seed packets are ready and waiting for the first sign of frost-free soil! Enjoy the rest of the winter season as we wait for spring! Hugs, Karen xo🥰

  4. Hi Karen, I wish my yard really was symmetrical! When I look at the drone photos I can see where things are a little off! This spring I’m hoping to do a hardscaping project and I have a sinking feeling the current “symmetry” may pose a problem! It’s hard not to think of spring when it’s so beautiful outside but with the cold spell coming we will be shaken back to reality! xox Judy❤️

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