Funny how we get used to winter driving conditions. We have white-outs and black ice, challenges that would have caused stress in November, but which in late February are all just part and parcel of a daily drive to work.
Friday, February 20, 2009
In response to an online challenge in Ronna's blog, where we were asked to select the 6th photo in our 6th file, I came across this shot of a determined little bird that did not let a strong Arctic breeze deter it from getting a much-needed snack.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Every day on my way to work, I drive past a pond, which although it is located a few feet from the Trans Canada Highway, is actually the epitome of natural tranquility. In summer, the surface of the pool, which is surrounded by trees, is mirror-like, and in winter, the snow-covered surface leaves tell-tale traces of clandestine visitors. On a daily basis, I see an array of prints on the snow. I wonder what animals use the pond as a bridge, but have not yet seen any of the shy forest creatures -- until this week.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Apparently, according to that scientific climate gauge -- the groundhog -- we have about six weeks of winter to go, before we are complaining about flooding.
The humidity in the air gives early mornings a dreamlike background, which make the next six weeks a little more bearable.