Nature ๐ŸŒฟ

  • Decided to escape the house for a bit of nature with the Partner; in our defense, the sun was out when we started on our walk. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ

    It was a lovely walk, about four miles, in a local city park. ๐Ÿ“ท

  • Went skiing earlier, the first time in seven years. We had a great time but good grief, I’m sore…where is a hot-tub when you need one?! ๐Ÿคฃโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท

    (Not pictured: the massive amount of beginners on the slopes, they were everywhere, crashing into everything. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ)

    A red snow groomer with a front blade is parked on a snowy surface, near pine trees and a clear sky overhead. A snowy ski slope with skiers and a chairlift, surrounded by trees under a blue sky with wispy clouds. Skiers descend a snowy slope with trees and clear skies. Skiers disembark from a chairlift atop a snowy hill. A snowy landscape with skiers on slopes and a chairlift, amidst leafless trees against a cloudy sky. Ski lift chairs ascend above a snowy slope with skiers; textured clouds and a setting sun provide the backdrop.
  • ๐Ÿ“ท Going on a walk during the lunch break always helps clear my head. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    Tree with yellow and orange leaves, in front of an asphalt paved street.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 29: Contrast

    View of the St. Lawrence River, with ice chunks occupying most of the surface, at night, with houses covered in snow and streets with lights at the bottom of the picture. On the upper part of the picture, across the river, lights can be seen up and down a bluff, with a few well-light buildings prominent in the cloudy night sky.

    A view from the Terrasse Dufferin during February; I always love Quebec in winter…the contrast of light and dark, ice and life…it’s lovely. โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 21: Fall!

    Wooden bench in a park, with yellow leaves covering the ground and some on the bench. There is a paved trail in the background, with yellowing trees throughout the photo.

    There is nothing like the crunch of leaves underfoot as you’re strolling around a local park during the Autumn / Fall season. ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‚ The only thing missing is a pumpkin-spice flavored drink. ๐Ÿ˜†โ˜•๏ธ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 19: Edge!

    View of the sky and ocean, from an airplane; the ocean is a deep blue/purple below, with a hint of sunlight appearing on the water from behind the clouds, while the white wing of the plan is across the middle of the image.

    Any time I fly, I always feel like I’m at the edge of the world, especially when going over large bodies of water. This is the sunrise from my first trip to Europe, ten-ish years ago, flying into Amsterdam. ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 17: Intense!

    Person holding onto wire attached to to the rock behind him, on a trail in the mountains, leaning over the steep hillside off the trail. Trees in the back of the photo, long with the clouds and a view of distant mountains / hills.

    It was rather intense watching my friend pose for this photo, I was panicking the entire time but he really wanted that photo while we were hiking in the Smoky Mountains. โ›ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฑ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 13: Glowing

    Sunset on one of the Great Lakes (the sun covered by clouds, casting a yellow-orange glow across the sky), with a sailboat in the distance and a fishing boat in the forground.

    Nothing like a glowing sunset on one of the Great Lakes. ๐ŸŒค๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Took this on my summer vacation. #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 10: Cycle

    Two bibles in the snow, one showing the handle-bars and the seat, while the other, only one of the handle-bars is poking out of the snow. The sidewalk is visible in the lower-right of the photo and cars are in the upper-left, along with a sign in French.

    Winter in Quรฉbec has a tendency to cover everything and clearly, some people should have brought their bikes inside. ๐Ÿ˜†โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿšฒ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 8: Yonder

    View of a desert, with distant hills in the background, rocks and short brush in the foreground, and a sliver of a small creek in the middle.

    Another one from photo library, this view into the yonder was taken near the Four Corners monument in the South West of the States in 2019. ๐ŸŒตโ›ฐ๏ธ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 7: Panorama

    Panoramic view of a water fall on the right, with a bridge going over the falls, wooden steps in the lower-right of the photo, leading down to a covered octagon pavilion on a hill-side, and a large body of water in the center of the photo, flowing out to a river in the distance, in the upper-left of the photo, where several bridges can be seen.

    A panorama view of Montmorency Falls, just outside of Ville de Quรฉbec (Quebec City) in Canada, as it tumbles down into the basin and flows into the Fleuve Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence River), on a sunny day in August. #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 5: Forest

    Landscape photo with clouds in the sky and a distant view of forest-covered 'hills' (they're called mountains on the east coast but they would be called hills when compared to the Rocky Mountains), with a forest in the foreground of the photo.

    The view from some random trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a couple years back. ๐ŸŒณ #mbsept