The day after the blizzard was a day of blustery cold winds and drifting snow, especially across the dykelands. The light, though, was bright, through the lifting clouds. As the roads were now passable, I drove towards our local university town (Wolfville) to get some shopping done. As I drove out onto the main road, I pulled the car over to catch this picture of the village. I have never photographed Canning from this particular angle, but with the snowy landscape and the blowing flakes, I thought it looked lovely, nestled among the trees.
This scene of snowy winter fields, glazed from the recent rain and subsequent sudden drop in temperature was suddenly brought to life this morning when the light began to break through the clouds in rays. This made the icy fields beside the river suddenly gleam and light up behind the ragged corn stubble above. Zooming in will show you the little winding river, completely frozen over, which is the same one featured on day 7 of the project, where you see the much wider river mouth as it empties into the tidal dykes. You probably wouldn't have as much fun skating on this little meandering section.
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Today was not a day to take a photograph, but rather to pick up one that had never been posted and get it ready to share with you. This was taken just over a week ago, a day or so after a blizzard when the ice and snow were weighing down the branches. I ventured on foot down a snowmobile trail through the woods and turned a corner to see this. The slender branches outlined in white framed the pearly grey of that dark snow-heavy sky nicely. Shall we walk down this path together? Follow me, then. Dress warmly and maybe have snowshoes or cross country skis on, or at least good snow boots. It's perfect conditions for a winter wonderland walk.