Snowy Scarves


After the spi­der tak­ing over the city, here my entry for Gra­ham’s Feb­ru­ary Pho­to­graph Chal­lenge. This month, the theme is “pat­tern” and when I learned about it, I imme­di­ately thought of this picture.

I took it about a month ago, down­town Ottawa. I was shop­ping in the Byward mar­ket and it started to snow. Not bliz­zard snow, but yet pretty big flakes. Soon enough, the stalls were cov­ered by a thin layer of the white stuff, but we kept on shop­ping any­way cause well, after all, we’re Cana­di­ans, right?

As you can maybe tell by the lay­out of my blog, I love col­ors and pat­terns, so I often take close-up of goods on dis­play in mar­kets: food, veg­gies, clothes and yes, scarves. I loved the mix of snow flakes and the fab­ric here.


Feel free to par­tic­i­pate in the chal­lenge as well!

PS: as you may have noticed, I changed my Word­Press theme this week-end. Con­clu­sion of the expe­ri­ence:
1) If you see any bugs, don’t worry, it’s gonna be fixed soon (I hope!)
2) I have a lot of posts sit­ting in my Feed Reader! I’m gonna start to catch up in a minute.
3) Hope you like the new lay­out! It’ll be improved this week.


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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. Zhu,

    Thank you :D! I cel­e­brate so many New Years: the West­ern one, the pagan one (Samhain) and now I am shar­ing the Chi­nese one with you too :D!

    No, dar­ling; I am not into bright patterns…my thing are dark colours 😎


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  2. I love how the snow actu­ally exag­ger­ates the rib in the scarves. I would imag­ine that, as the snow con­tin­ued to fall, the ribbed pat­tern would be oblit­er­ated alto­gether. You obvi­ously caught this shot of the pat­tern at the right time!
    Look­ing for­ward to your March con­tri­bu­tion to Graham’s photo challenge :-)

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  3. I love this shot — the col­ors seep­ing through the snow. Great con­trast, and i don’t see snow here often but the shot really makes me able to vividly remem­ber the taste, feel and sound of snow just look­ing at it :smile:

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