from Maria Fleming (Quiltingmamma) up in Ottawa, Ontario. She says, "It
has been a rather grey winter so far, but today has some sunshine. While
doing dishes, the long slanting afternoon light drew me out with my new camera.
Time for a little practice before traveling with it and before the weather
turns too cold and snow too deep. The colours by now are rather dull, but with
a little focused light, some colours pop, details shine, and hardscapes and
ornaments add interest to an often bleak landscape. My one colour concession is
this year's Christmas urn.