And then abruptly in a few seconds it faded away to blue as well, but it was nice while it lasted!
First ski! Today I got out for my first cross-country ski, joining a small Bruce Trail group over at the Kolapore South trails. The trails were quite easy, but a full two hours of skiing did me in! I was out of breath after 10 minutes, and feeling pretty tired at the end. But the forest was a winter wonderland with snow on all the branches and we had a nice visit over lunch in the popular Ravenna General Store. I'll post some pictures soon. That gave me two hours and 15 minutes for the day.
Several of you commented on all the hard work of shovelling snow that I must have to do, so I thought I'd better explain. In fact I shovel virtually nothing. All I have to do is clear around the back door and the garage door a little bit, and push a little snow off the front porch (but it has a roof, so the snow is rarely more than an inch or two deep). I have a small snowblower that lives outside for the back deck, and all I have to do otherwise is drive around on my big snowblower. You may not have seen this picture before. It does take some time, and sometimes has to be done several days in a row, but to call it hard work would definitely be exagerating!