It was a relatively balmy -2C when Badger and I ventured out for our morning walk around 8 AM. It was a cruel and unusual -13C when we headed out again this afternoon, this time with the camera in tow.
The snow has been falling or about 72 hours; never heavy but pretty steady. It was about 3 ft deep in places and we were the first people (OK, person and dog) to think it might be a good idea to venture through the centre of Major’s Hill Park.
We wandered around the entire park. The view across to Parliament was stunning but my fingers were protesting the cold too much to switch lenses! A quick look at my Blackberry informed me that, while the temperature was -13C the windchill was -22C. It was cold, we turned for home!
As we headed back along Parent Ave, I was struck by the ivy on the side of a house just down from ours. During the summer the ivy covers the entire side of the building. In the winter, the leaves are all gone and it’s possible to see things that are otherwise covered. Winter has its own beauty, albeit a cold one!