Wascana Creek

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ”
–John Burroughs

Every winter, I walk by frozen Wascana Creek, and think wouldn’t it be awesome if it was turned into a skating rink!

Sunday afternoon hoar frostSunday afternoon hoar frost 2

“what we do see depends mainly on what we look for”

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for…In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

-John Lubbock, The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

wascana lake fall 2014

early evening walk around around Wascana Lake, September 2014

If we all saw what’s all around us in the same way, the world would be a pretty boring place.