Sunday, March 19, 2017

Snow then Sun

After the Blizzard

Close to 40 cm (close to 15") of snow accompanied by high winds fell on our city on Tuesday into Wednesday. Snow crews are still dealing with streets and sidewalks and some people have yet to shovel out their cars.

Snowy Branches

Along with some chaos comes beauty - the pristine white, the snow decorated branches and the beauty of people helping each other with shovelling, with pushing cars and with the understanding that a city moves differently when hit by a sudden intense blizzard. We get through it and come out smiling at the other end.

Splendid Day

The temperature has warmed and the snow is melting but there was still plenty for snowshoeing up in Summit Woods. Spectacular blue skies, the sound of birds calling, woodpeckers pounding, dogs frolicking - all combined to make for a spectacular day.

Snowshoeing

While I have modern aluminum snowshoes, my spouse favours a more traditional pair.

From Sommet Woods to the River

A little escape in the woods - looking down on part of the city and the river beyond. We are very lucky to have these enclaves where nature still rules parts of our city.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I love the wooden snowshoes, though we have the lightweight aluminum. I came to see if you are enjoying spring. Perhaps all the snow has melted by now? We keep getting wet storms that melt within a day. I'm tired of hte gray weather, though today it's sunny. I'm counting the days until the end of April when we travel to the beach in CA.

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