The other night we had freezing rain that stuck to everything. Dangerous driving, hard to walk on the sidewalks. In the morning everything was coated in ice. I grabbed my camera and ran out to take shots of the sparkly prettiness. Read more “Dam (at low water)”
Coming out of rehearsal last weekend the air was damp but warmer than it had been for days. Driving home I noticed some mist coming up off the Otonabee. I found my way to the river and this is what I saw.
I’ve been walking a lot recently – getting fresh air, enjoying the subtle changes in the snowy landscape. I love to walk to the Otonabee river to see how fast it’s going or how much it froze or thawed since I was last there. The London Street Footbridge is one of my favourite spots to stand and watch the water move.
Plus the wooden slats make great crunching sounds under the snow as you cross.
On a more quiet note and for those who are curious about the state of the ice at the bottom of the dam, Read more “Ahhhrrggghh! (and Dam)”
I sometimes get myself into some dangerous situations taking photos: standing roadside at night, on a hill in a lightning storm, in a mosh pit in front of a band. I don’t take unnecessary risks, but they’re not places for the faint of heart.
On this particular adventure, however, I actually felt uneasy. I didn’t know when the dam might open, or one of the huge ice skirts might come crashing down or a tree collapse under the weight (one had before I arrived). The footing was slippery shale and the icy water was moving very fast.