Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Ice Storm

Near Hawkesville

We had an ice storm last week that left the region in its grip for almost three days. Some homes were without power for longer than that, but most of us were barely inconvenienced. On market Saturday, we drove north of the city and admired the trees shrouded in ice along the Conestoga River. By mid-afternoon, the sun finally broke through and temperatures rose above freezing. Rainbow crystals loosened and then fell from the branches in a euphony of shattered ice. By evening spring had overtaken winter once again.

I have a few movies I like to watch during the Easter season. One of them is the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Winter retreats when Aslan arrives and, standing at the fast flowing river with the ice cracking around me, I felt I was in the story.

The birds and the sun assure me that spring is here and another season of life begins. 


  1. That photo is amazing and I'll bet all the glittering ice was too. Snowed here today a bit. I am more than ready for spring.

  2. I just did a bit of a double-take. Glad to see you again. Fine photo.

  3. Thanks for your comments after my break from social media etc.

  4. Such a lovely photo!

  5. The photo reminded me of something I knew about my grandfather, who grew up on a farm near Stevensville, ON.
    He and his father would deliver milk and butter in a wagon drawn by a horse. My grandfather wrote about these travels in the winter, and the perils of the horse not getting a good hold on the icy roads. There were a few times of near catastrophe. (Thankfully avoided, as I am here to tell the tale.)


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