Friday, December 27, 2013
Another sunny day! It was also a bit milder, so lots of the ice was starting to thaw and drop on the ground. You could here the tree branches creaking as the wind blew through them, and the tinkle of ice as it slipped off them. It's supposed to be a milder weekend, so I imagine most of the ice will be on the ground by the weekend's end. Be careful out there!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
|The back of the house.|
|The Squirrel Branch|
|Oak on Ice|
|Sun at last!|
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It has been bright and sunny all day today, which has made the icy exterior sparkle and shine. Definitely a sunglasses day because of the glare off the snow. I did manage to get out a few times today, and on my last hour and a half trek, I took my camera once again to document my journey.
I walked down the hill to Goldie Mill Park, went past the ruins of the old mill and hugged the river path until I decided to go up to Dufferin Street. The park has big open areas with young trees and lots of grasses and perennials, all of which were covered in ice and reflected the setting sun beautifully.
I went along the CN trail, past the big, white Guelph water tower, that CC and I always call 'the Mother Ship". I reached Exhibition Park, on the north side, and continued along the west side of the park.
I then ambled along Glasgow Street, turned left onto Suffolk where I bumped into JS and her daughter, AS, who was also out taking photos. The setting sun really does make everyone look extra beautiful - you can't get the perfect lighting in a jar! It was then along Dublin to London and down the hill into the park again.
The light was different than earlier as the sun was much lower in the sky. The shadows were longer and were taking on a much more blue hue, and it felt an awful lot colder. My fingers were aching they were so cold. At least it was a quick jog up the hill and then I was home-sweet-warm-home.
Other photos of the day can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imariguy/
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
It has been quite the weekend for weather. We were out at friends' for a Solstice party last night and even though their place is just down the hill and around the corner, it was wet, slippery and gross out. We all managed to get there in one piece and proceeded to partake in the seasonal libations. Coming home wasn't much better as the sidewalks had become sheets of ice and CC was using a cane! We made it in though and hoped it wouldn't get too windy or else lots of tree branches would be likely to come down.
We awoke this morning to discover that the world, or at least our world, was covered in ice. Luckilly not many branches were down and there weren't any major disasters. I went out with my camera to take some pictures and to see if there was any damage. It was amazing to see everything covered in a thick layer of ice, and many branches were hanging down very low from the weight of their new winter coats.
|I pray for summer!|
|There's light at the end of the tunnel|