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

I don’t just take pictures on sunny days. This is a field near my home.

Foggy field

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

potted plant

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
The next two are from another field I like to walk in.
tree in snow
fence in snow

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

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


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.


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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  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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