Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Solace

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  The video I have selected for this post is a lovely old melody entitled "Take Me Back to Old Virginny."  This is a song that was sung on an episode of The Waltons.  Enjoy!

As far as the weather in Montreal goes, you name it, we have had it!  Snow, rain, freezing rain, frigid temperatures!  Now that the temperatures have risen (and it is raining today), the sidewalks and roads are like a skating rink...ice in many places and very dangerous to just walk!  Where there is no ice, on some roads near the curb there are large puddles of water....just one big, dangerous, icy and slushy mess.  It was foggy today, too.

The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took last June. The last two, I believe, are orchids and pansies, but I have no idea what the pink ones in the first photo are.  What I can tell you is that they are delicate and thin, almost looking like paper.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.



Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

27 comments:

  1. What a welcome burst of color on a blah winter day! Thanks for always making my day brighter, Linda.

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  2. Thanks for sharing spring, as we are currently sharing winter.

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  3. Lovely blooms -- welcome on a winter day! Thanks for stopping by my blog (where the cats are almost always indignant,)

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  4. les photos sont magnifiques, les fleurs sont très belles
    bon dimanche Linda, prudence dehors à ne pas glisser sur le verglas.

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  5. Beautiful flowers. I especially like the pansy as it is my favorite flower.

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  6. You have REAL winter weather! In Texas today it was 69 degrees and seemed like spring! There have been some years when we didn't even need a winter coat. This year is NOT one of those however!
    Lovely pictures......makes me long for REAL spring!

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  7. Super flowers, love the pinks together. Take care if you dare to go down to the woods, oops, sorry, footpaths, today!!! I read there is ice in many places now. Greetings from Jean

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  8. The first ones look like Azaleas. Google the images for them. They are in profusion here in the south in the springtime. I like that you have beautiful summery flowers when it is the exact opposite outside. Flowers always make us smile no matter the weather.

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  9. Beautiful flowers, Linda! But I have no clue what the pink ones are. Don't slip!

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  10. Be careful if you have to go outside. It sounds treacherous!

    That's an old song. It used to be the state song of Virginia, but it was removed from that status because of some of the references made in the song.

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  11. Nice to see such colorful flower photos in the dead of winter. Take care on that ice!

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  12. The flower photos are beautiful. there's just something cheery about pansies. I love them, no matter the color.

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  13. Beautiful are your flower photos, Linda!

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  14. Beautiful flowers!

    The winter arrived yesterday aftenoon in southern Finland, we had some snow and cold.

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  15. Beautiful spring colour. I hope this icy weather passes for you soon and you get to experience some sunshine.

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  16. Wonderful flowers and colors.
    It's nice to see so beautiful colors. These are my favorite flowers.
    Greetings

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  17. And we have such a soft winter over here.. no frost, no snow, no ice..!
    I think the pink flowers are 'bougainvillea'.. really delicate flowers, needs higher temperatures than we have in the Netherlands usually in summer.
    Bye!

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  18. warm post on a cold winter day

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  19. I think I've said I grew up in a little comboy farming ranching area in BC, we only got C &W really this was one of their favourites. I wonder if that isn't a bourgainvillea (spelling is also questionable) :-) such lovely photos of the flowers, so SPRING!

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  20. Bonitas fotos y bonitas flores.

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  21. In Bruges it feels a bit like Spring, Linda...
    Yesterday I was standing outside to take 'the shot' of today blog... Warm enough to stand there 45 minutes...
    Your flowers are beautiful !
    Lie(f)s.

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  22. Love the music Linda.
    Lovely colourful pictures too, brightens up what is a dull miserable day here in Britain.

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  23. Nice flowers.. Greetings..

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  24. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

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  25. They are all beautiful Linda.
    A Kiss.

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