Three years ago there was no problem finding lots of snow around Toronto and area. But this Winter the snow has been an apparent victim of El Nino and has not made any brightÂ white showing except for mid February. But then the snows were like old: lotsa, slightly wet so sticky, and willing to last not just a day or two.
The snows were so attractive they lured this Web Developer into a little picture taking hookie along the Humber river valley. Now this is the same area featured in our Fall pictures of 5 months ago:
But the view is from the Eastbank of the river looking West – see the full Fall show here.
This winter the view is from the Westbank looking East toward a receding sunset in temperatures that are cold but not cutting wind cold – hence all the snow on the trees and hedge limbs. It was a photographer’s delight.
Equally amazing the park was nearly deserted. The only fellowÂ trekkers were couples taking their dogs for a walk. Amazing wasÂ theÂ tiny poodle who, despite paws becoming snow encrusted, really thrived in the White wilds. And her enthusiasm rubbed off. I poked down the road for an extra kilometer and a half, metÂ awriter at the rivers bend who was taciturn but agreed that the riverside had beauty this day,