Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Finding Beauty in the Snow

We had our first big snowfall of the season in Eastern Ontario last night. This morning, the snow was piled high on everything and the world was transformed. There were little scenes of beauty to be found everywhere! 

The trees were especially beautiful with their coatings of snow, like strings of white jewels in their branches.

People walking along the sidewalks seemed to be floating through white tunnels.

In the evening, it wasn't as dark as usual because the lights reflected off the bright snow.

There is something about the first big snowfall that brings out the kid in everyone. This snowman was standing in a surprising place - on the sidewalk in front of a store in the Byward Market area. Someone obviously couldn't resist the opportunity to make him. Beautiful!

Monday, 11 November 2013

That Feeling that Winter is Coming - City and Country

November is a grey, ominous month when one feels that the winter is nudging ever closer. When I wake up at my apartment in the city, the mornings are cold and the sky seems to be pressing down. 

The sun sets so early these days. I took this picture looking out the window of my office building in Gatineau an hour before I left work. It was completely dark when I did leave.

This weekend, I was at my place in the country when I saw the first significant snowfall of the season. The ground was soon completely covered. Rather pretty, really! I like the way one can see the paths clearly defined as white roads between the brown tufts of vegetation.