The last couple of winters have been uncharacteristically mild here in southern Ontario (although ironically, it’s snowing heavily as I write this). But this week in 2008 was anything but mild.
These days, I’m very fortunate to live less than two hours away from Niagara Falls, one of the Wonders of the Natural World. On January 26th 2008, we drove down to the falls in the hope of seeing them ice-bound. As the pictures here show, we weren’t disappointed!
It snowed most of that day, but it was the spray coming off the falls themselves that was the biggest issue. The fine water droplets froze as soon as they touched anything, leaving an inch of ice on all the railings and bushes close to the falls.
The mist also immediately froze when it touched us. and just as suddenly melted when we went inside. The moment we stepped out of the cold, the water sheeted off us to leave instant circular puddles on the floor. It was the strangest thing, but very cool. Although I’m not sure how impressed the shop and restaurant owners were!