Shades of Gray – A Very Winter Day

There was a biting wind when we went for our Sunday morning walk.  The snow was low on Mount Benson and the Coastal Ranges.  The Ocean was a deep grey and the clouds were ominous.  A very winter day.

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Cold - Gray - Winter

Cold – Gray – Winter

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Cold - the snow is creeping down the coastal mountains and the wind is biting.

Cold – the snow is creeping down the coastal mountains and the wind is biting.

The Sea-birds were plentiful.  There were ducks hiding in the grasses covered by the high tide.  As we walked by they moved out into the lagoon where we could admire their beautiful plumage.  Most of the birds were in pairs that morning, the ducks on the Lagoon side and the other sea-birds on the Ocean Side.  There were many birds that I could not identify I am sad to say – I will have to get a book and do some research!

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Lagoon side, protected, but still cold.

Lagoon side, protected, but still cold.

The is so much life along the Ocean.  Growing right from the cracks in the bare rocks that rise up from the ocean life struggles and triumphs.  Lichen, grasses, succulents and trees they all persevere and succeed.  The lowly weed struggles with the salt spray and wind and still manages a bright bloom – how beautiful.

Floweres are still blooming - OK, it is really a weed, but what a lovely burst of colour.

Flowers are still blooming – OK, it is really a weed, but what a lovely burst of colour.

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LIfe will survive in the smalles cracks of rock.

LIfe will survive in the smallest cracks of rock.

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The beach offers up many treasures.  Bright notes of purple sea-weed; quiet and soft notes in the shells that cover the beach, rejected from a sea-birds meal and ocean battered.  The logs have tales to tell as well.  Most are from broken booms and broken down antique docks, others are water-logged and bug addled.  So much to see!

Waterlogged and bug addled.

Waterlogged and bug addled.

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Oyster shells offer quiet notes on a dark background.

Oyster shells offer quiet notes on a dark background.

Lovethe purple seaweed - it adds a wonderful splash of colour.

Love the purple seaweed – it adds a wonderful splash of colour.

As we move up the beach the grasses and dried weeds offer new perspectives on colour and texture.  The bare branches of the Gary Oaks are grey against the pines behind them.  The colours and textures keep building up to the Winter Landscape of the West Coast!

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A gnarled and twisted Oak!

A gnarled and twisted Oak!

From sea, to sand, to grass, to tree an to pine!

From sea, to sand, to grass, to tree and to pine!

A West Coast Winter Day – Gray and Beautiful!

Happy Walking

Lynette

Grass and Weeds and a Cold Blue Sky - a beautiful Winter Day!

Grass and Weeds and a Cold Blue Sky – a beautiful Winter Day!

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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