In the summer of 2012 I was worried about the drought. 2013 brought lots of rain in the spring, and enough through the summer to make everything happy. There was snow early in December and it has stayed thanks to unseasonal cold temperatures. A few days before Christmas came the ice storm. Throughout the County (and the whole of Southern Ontario) there was major damage to trees - many limbs were snapped off due to the weight of the ice.
|Birch trees bent over on Christmas day|
The ice made the County a magical place. Imagine driving through the middle of a sparkling, silver tinted photo as sunshine reflects off a million angles of ice coated twigs, branches, fields and fence posts; an almost turquoise blue sky above with a line of clouds in the distance. That's how it was.
Here's to 2014, when I hope to share some stories and projects from the past year as well as new discoveries and surprises.