Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
Chance is buried just below the blinding snow. — Aztec Camera
|Late in the storm on Friday|
|Looking back at our apartment building and Parkside Elementary;|
our unit is on the top floor, second from the left, top two sets of windows
|Sarah demonstrating the depth of the snow (it's over|
her boots), looking unimpressed for some reason...
|Making snow angels in the Dog Park|
|Sarah spies the swings....|
|I was fascinated by the shadows of the "tree fingers" on the undisturbed snow|
|The stunningly blue sky through the tangled|
branches of a pine tree near the swing set
|The path behind the rink and snack bar; while there is a good accumulation,|
it's obviously far from an overwhelming quantity of show
|The "Jays Care" field from last spring: only a few more days|
until Spring Training!
|This tree looked like a cake decoration with |
|Bleachers awaiting the first pitch of the spring; Sarah said they looked|
a bit like a "monster" coming out of the snow
|The skateboard park, completely filled with snow—now that's impressive|
|I really enjoyed the splash of colourful plant life against the nearly|
blinding whiteness of the snowy landscape
|Here the fresh snow looks like white shale|
|I really don't know what this mural is supposed to represent (maybe I'm out|
of touch?) but the parking lot is next to a curling rink; I love the blue tinge
to the mounds of snow left behind by the plow and not in direct sunlight
|Mother Nature: still the very best landscape artist there is|
|Dig those funky purple boots! When Sarah saw this picture her very|
first comment was, "Hey! My butt looks terrific in that shot!"
So, of course, I had to include it here....
The moderately high winds on Friday made for an interesting "spray pattern" to the drifting snow. The giant footprint of our building had quite an effect on the accumulation. Here are two pictures of the front lawn; the one on the left is the north half and the one on the right is the south. Quite a difference!
And then we returned to our apartment and this sweet, lovely creature:
|Our beloved Addie enjoying the sunny day from a discreet distance|
And. as usual, that was the most beautiful thing we saw all day.