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Winter Did Not Get The Memo

by Barbara-


So, apparently spring is here! Although my house plants agree with that, I wasn’t so sure the weather outside did. Winter did not get the memo to move aside for Spring. I wanted to find out if there were really signs of spring beyond my walls, so when a friend suggested we go on a hike with a few other friends on the 2nd day of spring, I grabbed my camera and tagged along.


This is what I love about Ottawa. You don’t have to go far to be totally surrounded by nature. We drove up to Pine Grove Sector, a greenbelt very close to MacDonald-Cartier International airport. I was on the quest to find some signs of spring even amidst the pouring heavy snow.



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 I was so excited when I found hair cap moss hiding among dead leaves and snow


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And that is Spring in Ottawa!


Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m a little obsessed with house plants. I share my house plant adventures in the hopes of inspiring you to continue to enjoy the greens in your home. And if you have no plants (yet!) I hope this blog inspires you to add some green to your home. So go on! Try it! I think you might quite like it. And who knows? You may end up being … obsessed too.


  1. Adorablest

    Beautiful photography, Barbara. Looking at those snow pictures is welcome relief for the hot, humid weather we’re still experiencing here in parts of Australia. Funny… we forget just how hot / cold it can get and want the opposite 🙂

    26 . Mar . 2015
    • Barbara

      I know right. We always forget and want the opposite weather. But it looks nothing like spring here in Ottawa which is expected. After all, it is Canada. We got more fresh snowfall yesterday. LOL The pictures did turn out beautiful. I was afraid the photos wouldn’t entirely capture the beauty of the place. I have to give credit to my husband and Parm (one of our hiking friends) who took turns taking some of the pictures, most of which I used in my post. I am glad you enjoyed them.

      26 . Mar . 2015
  2. Peter/Outlaw

    Wow! Beautiful pictures but come on old man winter, step aside for spring!

    23 . Mar . 2015
    • Barbara

      I know right! It was beautiful though walking in the woods. I’ll give winter that!

      23 . Mar . 2015

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