It was a beautiful, bright sunshiney day and the first bit of colour that I saw in our winter wonderland were the wild rosehips, their cheerful redness persists all winter long, until the deer munch on them that is!
And then I noticed the lichens growing on the birches and willows, such pretty colours of orange, yellow and rust!
My pup was accompanying me as I wandered in the yard and you have to admit that both her and her collar are very colourful!
Next, I walked down to the creek and saw the sunshine reflecting through the snow on this branch.
The branch almost seemed to be glowing green in the setting sun. And as I knelt there in the snow, I noticed something else very colourful.
My snowboots! Every good Canadian gal needs a pair of Sorel's and I've had these faithful old snow boots for more years than I care to recall. It just took a new outlook on winter to notice how colourful they are.
And as the sun set, Mother Nature once again demonstrated her mastery of colour, no matter what the season.
So thank you No Winter Whining for opening my eyes to the colours of winter, they are everywhere if only you will look.
Joining in with No Winter Whining's link party being hosted this week by Heather at Life is a Garden