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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Frosty Weekend

Before it Melts

A bitterly cold weekend with temperatures around -16 C accompanied by wind. It was a weekend to spend indoors. Each morning I was greeted by the newly painted designs on our balcony door.

Enjoy the art exhibit!

Morning Frost

Frost Paintings

Frost

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Drips and Drops

Berries and Drips

Photos: March 1, 2017

These drops from just a few days ago with temperatures well above freezing do not tell today's story with temperatures well below freezing. It's back to wearing a few layers to fend off the cold.

A World in a Drop

I love the way the drips hold an upside down world of their surroundings.... skinny branches and a tiny building.

Reflections in a Drop

Our yoyo temperatures will bring back spring-like weather in a few days. For now, I will keep my fingers in my gloves and stick to indoor photos.