February holds a little bit of everything, even in its infancy. Snow (not enough), rain, freezing rain, warm temperatures, freezing cold temperatures. It is a month that throws itself to the wind and just goes with it.
All this ‘weathering’ has created a lovely kaleidoscope of shapes on this expansive part of river, the colours shifting with the light and clouds as they streak across the sky.
© Karen McRae, 2016
38 thoughts on “Things To Love About February”
Beautiful, Karen. But I’m glad I’m not there with all that coldness!
Thank you, Ashley. I don’t mind it all, really. It was much colder last winter!
I have a lot of catching up to do with your blogs, see you soon. 🙂
No rush. 🙂 x
Such beautiful landscape… you captured the chill in such an elegant way 🙂
You capture the stillness of a single moment so beautifully, the beauty of the cold season really jumps effortlessly from these images. Wonderful!
The ice, the flow, the color and lack of it, all so very lovely.
Such wonderful textures, and the soft, velvety colours that wintery light gives.
Beautiful! I thought it was a like, because it is so wide. What river is it?
Amazing “freezing” photos!
Wow! These pictures are great! It even makes me like february a bit more and rethink my opinion about this month
I love the colours! Being born in February I can only agree 😉
Beautifully dreamy, as always (and very wintery!).
I always ALWAYS look forward to your creations… 🙂
February should be thanking you for putting it in such a beautiful light. I know I am!
Such serenity in these photos, hope all is well there in spite of the global warming and warnings. .
They all look like wonderful paintings to me. February does bring wonders with it, but then I guess so does every month. Really loved your photos, Karen! They always make me wonder. 🙂
Karen – you are masterful
Really beatiful and a very peaceful place
Excellent series, I love it ! Greetings.
Beautiful, Karen. You are a master !!! Heartily I greet 🙂
“OMG” is so overly used, but here goes: OMG – stunning…
Karen, this is just beautiful!
And I am sorry about the perceivably lower level of snow 😦
These are gorgeous and I know it’s not easy to convey the subtle tones – or even to see them. You’re a master, Karen!
Each and every one a reason to love February. So gorgeous!
these images are simply wonderful
Absolutely wonderful images. Reflective, especially where I am thinking of Water Lily Cycles in Paris. Remarkable light, pattern and season…glorious!
I don’t generally enjoy February but the pastel shades and ‘gentle, patterns’ captured in these images tempt me to reassess – at least for 2016!
Really beautiful shots! I love the shifting clouds and light and moods. Very nice!
These are fabulous images – thanks for sharing, I can feel the cold from here!
Beautiful Karen. Having been in Iceland as you know, I can really appreciate these. In the UK it’s just grey and wet in winter time now, we long for some crisp cold days like we used to have.
Like sky. Or above the sky. Beautiful colour and like ink washes. Such a sense of space you have captured!
It seems I’ve entered the world of an artist with a brush, painting light and desolate cold for us all to experience…such an incredible feel with these photos.
wow! is this the Ottawa River? amazing how it looks like the sea – what a landscape and incredible horizon. so expansive and moody. such great photos!
Yes, Lac Deschênes! I love that expansive section of the river. Thank you, K!
Great series… Fantastic work! I really love the colors…
Oh how I long for this kind of endless stretching space! I particularly love when you bring in those super dark elements next to the muted ice colours – seen it before in your images and always love it..
WONDERFUL! I love the patterns and minimalism.