Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Great Canadian preoccupation

The great Canadian preoccupation is, of course, the weather. Overnight Friday / Saturday, we got dumped on:  about seven inches of snow, by the looks of it. This is the third or fourth major storm here so far this winter.


Photos can't really capture the effect of a landscape, of course. But if you click on this one twice, to blow it up to its full size, you can get just an inkling of the scene's visual impact.






I know there's a lot to be said for year-round sun and warmth. But you have to admit, snow-laden trees make for gorgeous landscapes.


This isn't a good photo, but it shows something interesting. The snow was wet and "packy". As a result, this tree is supporting a startling amount of snow — the snow is much wider than the branches.


This last one's for Jack. Jack, I challenge you to a one-on-one game of basketball — under Canadian conditions.


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copyright © 2006, Stephen Peltz

6 Comments:

At 6:27 PM, January 22, 2006, Blogger Carolyn said...

The snow looks beautiful. It's been a while since I've seen a winter snow like that. I haven't even busted out my winter coat yet!

 
At 9:28 PM, January 22, 2006, Blogger Lynne said...

Stunning.

 
At 2:57 AM, January 23, 2006, Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Oooh pretty, but, brrrrr cold!

I think it would be nice for a short while, but a whole winter?

Alothough sunny & warm gets boring after a while too. I'm used to British weather - changeable, but wet:-)

 
At 8:36 AM, January 23, 2006, Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said...

• Mrs. Aginoth:
Winter lasts five or six months here. Our summers are glorious — much hotter than England — but you'll get no argument from me, the winters are too damned long.

• Carolyn:
You haven't busted out your winter coat yet? That's a cruel thought!

• Lynne:
Glad you enjoyed the pics.

 
At 2:05 PM, January 23, 2006, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Q,

I am game if you are. I have played in subzero weather before, as well as a midSummer game in Phoenix at a paltry 112 F, also known as 44 C. :)

Thankfully the weather here today is a more temperate 71.

 
At 11:39 PM, January 23, 2006, Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I clicked on that winter wonderland scene with the snow falling and the city street--gorgeous.

 

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