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.


  1. Great pictures, Susan! Glad to see that you're finding joy in the snow!

  2. I remember our late November was rather warm and winter chill took hold over the years. I’m not sure when will be our first snowfall in Nara.