Well it’s bound to happen. We had a lovely, relatively easy winter by Ottawa standards, with lots of mild days (peppered with some extreme cold and a few snow storms), but for someone who has gone from a winter person to a fair weather fan, I really had little to complain about the last few months. Enter March. What is going on? It’s been colder the last few days than it’s felt all winter. And why not throw in a last season storm to add insult to injury.
This is a post about serenity so I will change my tone. I spent a day in Montreal early this month visiting a dear photography friend. The temperature dropped to sub-freezing from the previous day’s mild rain so Anda suggested that we go the the Botanical Garden where they had a butterfly exhibit. Talk about the perfect antidote to the cold. Despite the excitement of all the little children, this was truly a serene and beautiful exhibit. I couldn’t tell you how many different varieties there were or how many butterflies there were in total, but it was the most magical experience. It felt like being in a Disney movie with blue butterflies chasing each other through the crowds of patrons, stopping to rest on a child’s head or trying to camouflage themselves on the flowers on foliage (well those playful blue ones were the most inconspicuous).
The Serenity Blog Circle is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm. Please click over to see what my talented friend Nadeen Flynn of Nadeen Flynn Photography is sharing this month. I love her take on serenity.