Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter Came Early

An Early Winter

Winter showed up early this year. Snow has brightened up the dreary November days. It may not be here to stay but it has lingered.

Winter Dressing
Photo: November 16, 2018

There is always a feeling of magic with the first real snowfall. The world seems redecorated.

Formerly Ogilvys Window
Photo: November 20, 2018

The magical feeling was echoed by what used to be part of the Ogilvy's windows; now it is in front of the McCord Museum. These (and many more) playful characters move as they go about their "work" - this is part of the Mill in the Forest. Another window can be seen inside the museum. Learn more

Winter Pompoms
Photo: November 21, 2018

I like the quiet of a fresh snowfall. The same amount of rain makes me want to seek cover while the falling snow makes me smile. Cold weather, when I'm well-dressed, gives me energy.

Photo: November 24, 2018

While it may look much warmer, the temperature still hovered around 0C (32F). The squirrels were enjoying the ornamental crab apples. It was a perfect day for feasting.

Much of the snow melted yesterday after freezing rain and rain, but more is forecast for tonight. The city will once again look clean and white.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Fall's Frenzy

Beaver Lake
Photo October 14, 2018

In October Mother Nature seems to send a little madness, painting and repainting the trees. A once staid scene in sensible green slowly breaks out into reds, oranges and yellows.

Perfect Day

Each day brings changes. My eyes feast on the riot of colour.


The sun saturates the colours.

Photo: October 26

Ivies join the colour changes before leaving buildings barren.

Sunlight in Autumn

Slowly the yellows predominate, glorious on a sunny day. But grey skies seem to be more frequent.

A Leafy Carpet
Photo: November 3

The magic of autumn is slowly ebbing as grey, rainy days set in. While October featured reds and oranges, the landscape is slowly moving to sepia.


Up on Mount Royal, the fallen leaves carpet the ground. On the first day after changing the clocks it is noticeable how by 3:00 the shadows are long as we enter into a period of early sunsets and long nights.