Winter Photography

My Instagram profile identifies me as “A writer of kids’ books with a passion for photography.” This blog post offers you a sampling of pics taken so far this winter (all with my iPhone 11 Plus) that I haven't posted there.

One of my favourite subjects in every season is my dog Georgia, who inspired The Dog Who Wanted To Fly. 

Georgia, Kathy Stinson's goldendoodle
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I don’t just take pictures on sunny days. This is a field near my home.

Foggy field
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A pot of plants on a shelf in my kitchen on our first sunny day in ages.

potted plant
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Georgia was taking advantage of that sun in her own way. (I warned you she’s one of my favourite subjects.)

Kathy Stinson's dog Georgia in the sun
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The next two are from another field I like to walk in.
tree in snow
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fence in snow
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I intended to use this tulip in my kitchen as an Instagram teaser for to-be-released-March-7 picture book biography of folk artist Maud Lewis, titled A Tulip in WinterBut I got excited when my advance copy arrived and I spilled the beans there, having forgotten all about my ‘teaser’ intention.

tulips in winter
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I had so much fun with photo editing here that I can’t tell you what this started out as.

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A fringed rosemallow (a type of hibiscus) at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, a great place to on a frigid winter day — toasty warm and full of lush greenery and beautiful birds and butterflies.

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I'm also happy to bundle up and get outside, especially when there's there's freshly fallen snow and no wind.

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If you like any of what you see here, I hope you’ll jump to my Instagram page and follow me there!


  1. Wendy Mason Geoghegan on February 22, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Fabulous photos and I so look forward to your upcoming Maude Lewis book.

    • Kathy Stinson on February 22, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you, Wendy. A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Folk Artist Maud Lewis is a beaut! 🙂

  2. Peter Carver on February 22, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Very lovely — but somehow the pot of plants didn’t make it….too bad.

    • Kathy on February 22, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Peter. If you click on ‘View this email in your browser’ at the top of your email, you will see it as part of the actual blog post. I think you’ll like that one too! 🙂

      • Janet Barclay on March 9, 2023 at 3:49 pm

        I just read these comments and discovered that the plant photo actually was NOT showing up. It’s been fixed.

        Your Websister xoxo

  3. Kathy Stinson on March 9, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you, Websister! You are, as always, wonderful!

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