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. WOW! First of all, I love the new blog look! You have a won­der­fully cre­ative mind 😀

    And then there is the photo of the scarves. Such an amaz­ing and pleas­ing snap. It has so much to say.… The eye bounces from notic­ing the weather, to notic­ing the pile of scarves, and then onto the designs and colours of each scarf. It is so imag­i­na­tive to have a photo of scarves in cold weather — the two ele­ments marry each other per­fectly within the shot.

    Zhu, this isn’t just a very good photo — it is an amaz­ing photo. Per­fect indeed!!! Congratulations!!!

    Warmest regards, Graham 😀

    Graham’s last blog post..The “Edit This Photo” Challenge

  2. The com­ments blue back­ground with the black text is mak­ing hard to read. Per­haps you should change the text to white for bet­ter read­abil­ity? Other than that, the new look is great!

    PS: you’ve been tagged for a meme. Please see my blog post.

    Rudy’s last blog post..Blego? What the heck is a Blego?

  3. @Keshi — Thanks 😉

    @kiviniar — You can never go wrong with post­ing a pic­ture of your­self :mrgreen:

    @princesse ecos­saise — Thank you! Yep, it’s pretty cold… although not that cold, just reg­u­lar Cana­dian win­ter cold!

    @Lori — That’s so cool! Thanks cowgirl! 😉

    @kyh — I guess we would just say “bon nou­vel an chinois”.

    @Max Coutinho — Happy new year to you too! Glad you liked the scarves. Are you into bright pat­terns as well?

    @Graham — I’m glad you like both, the new lay­out and the pic­ture! I thought of this one right away when you decided the theme… hope I can come up with some­thing good in March! I love this photo hunt!

    @Rudy — I’ll look into the com­ment look this week-end… maybe get some­thing brighter. I though read­ing was still okay, but thanks for the hint! I’ll get to the meme soon.

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