Imbolc marks the waxing of Spring and waning of Winter; halfway between the Winter Solistice and Spring Equinox. I was glad that I had the opportunity to spend time in Nature today. It’s been a strange winter in Southern Ontario. It’s been unseasonably warm, with more rain than snow. We saw more green and brown today than we usually do in February. I can hardly believe that winter could be half over! Here are some photos from our Imbolc Nature walk.
Rhus typhina – Staghorn Sumac
Rumex crispus – Yellow Dock
Daucus carota – Queen Anne’s Lace
Verbascum thapsus – Mullein
The hazards of winter hiking this year. Almost the entire 5.5 km path was covered in ice!
Typha spp. (either Typha latifolia or Typha angustifolia)– Cattails