Monday, January 18, 2016

Enjoying the Snow!

Well, we can't get away from winter here, so you might as well enjoy it.  I've been out and about skiing and snowshoeing a few times, making the best of winter.

I joined a small group of Bruce Trail enthusiasts on the easier Kolapore trails east of here last week .  These trails are ungroomed, so we had to make the trail ourselves.

Even the roads I drove to get there were pretty snowy.

And the snow was hanging heavily on the smaller Hemlock in the forest where we skiied.

On a couple of days the dog and I have been through the neighbour's woods, even with a bit of blue sky appearing.

And today I drovwe down the road to Sideroad 10, an unused road allowance that you can easily walk in.  This is a favourite walk, but I haven't been there for a couple of years.

It's got some huge beautiful Sugar Maples growing in the fencerow.

Looking under a branch of it, I realized how fast these White Pines had grown.  It seems like only 3 or 4 years ago they were seedlings - probably more like 10 years ago!

I got all the way in to see Wodehouse Creek, where the water level looked like a spring flood.  And it's slowly freezing over.   That's what our winter is like at the moment.

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27 comments:

  1. I'm jealous, we had a bit of snow, but it melted a few days ago.

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  2. I love the views but I'm fine with no snow.

    Thanks.

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  3. The beauty of the snow is wonderful. Breaking trail is always a tough job. We take turns when it's that deep! :-)

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  4. Love, love the first shot! It reminds me of the days I used to cross country ski when I lived back east.

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  5. Looks like a lovely place to go skiing!

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  6. What wonderful landscapes in all of your photos, yes, enjoy the cold, down here, way too hot, 30C for several days on end, 99% humidity too. Cool rain last night was so welcome.

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  7. Good to see you enjoying your snow. As long as you live in it, you might as well enjoy it.

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  8. wow looks amazing! wish we got that here, I can just imagine the snow crunching under my feet.

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  9. Fabulous pictures - I love snow.

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  10. Nice photos. They really bring out the beauty winter.

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  11. cross country ski must be a great activity. amazing snow photos.

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  12. Hello, the cross country skiing must be a great workout. Your snowy world looks beautiful! Lovely images. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

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  13. I'm even more jealous than Gail, seeing all this beauty and wishing I were there to escape our unremitting 40+C Temps. Ten minutes in your fairytale landscape would be worth days of air-conditioning. Please enjoy it for mere mortals like me.

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  14. So pretty there and lovely photos of it all to ! We have a little bit of snow and the odd ice patch not the usual for us either but nothing like you have up there the winds and temps are cold down here . I bet you get a good work out in all that snow . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  15. Even this hard going weather is sure pretty.

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  16. Now that is what I call snow. We had a little dusting at the weekend but nothing like this

    Mollyxxx

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  17. Just a quick note, I finally got blogger to cooperate and added you to my list. I love the snow images Mike. We are getting some of that weather tomorrow here in Tennessee. Stay warm. Carol

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  18. Thank you for sharing the lovely snow. Do not see any of that in my part of Texas.

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  19. I love the snow laden trees in the woods and the big old sugar maples. That would be hard going breaking trails in the woods with skis but good exercise!

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