I took this photograph, believe it or not, was taken on December 15, 2011 north of Winnipeg and north of Riverton on Lake Winnipeg. Winnipeggers and Manitobans will note the lack of winter. That winter not only did the snow come late but it left early unlike this year. This has been one of the longest “winters” record in Winnipeg’s history. Even today, on May 10, 2013, it feels very cold and almost like snow weather. In fact, the projected low overnight is 0˚ Celsius or 32 ˚ Fahrenheit.
These are my favourite two saplings up at our cottage. I love looking at them as they change with each season from no leaves and snow to buds, to full leaves and then gently losing them to the wind and gravitational pull of the Earth. Seasons come and seasons go as time ticks on.