Yesterday was officially the coldest January 13th on record here in this part of Ontario. Temperatures surpassed the previous minimum, originally set in 1918 and matched in 2004 (which was incidentally less than a fortnight after I moved here). At 8 am the temperature was a frigid -24ºC (-11ºF), and with the wind chill it felt like -29ºC (-20ºF).
This morning at 8 am it was a positively tropical -21ºC (-6ºF), with absolutely no wind chill and bright blue skies.
Now, those of you living in warmer climes are probably wondering what on Earth you do on day as cold as this. The answer is simple… grab your camera and go for an early morning walk!
I’ve nothing against snowmobiles – in fact I’m off to Quebec snowmobiling next month – but a morning like today deserves peace and quiet
There’s nothing like a trail untarnished by footprints
Off into the Wild White Yonder
Looks like the trail’s not so untravelled, after all
In fact, it looks like a Piccadilly Circus of small feet
Now those are rabbit…
… But I’m not sure about these. Fox perhaps? Or maybe coyote?
The ice crystals were so delicate…
…Before the sun began to slowly melt them.
I love the white filigree of the crystal covered branches against the stunning blue sky
A farm across the fields
Ice crystals lazily drift down from the trees
This post was inspired by this week’s Cee’s Which Way Challenge.
It really was a Winter Wonderland out there this morning
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