Beauty in Every Season – Winter Part 2

As we anxiously await news of the terrible storm heading up the east coast of the United States, we are reminded that Mother Nature can be cruel. I sincerely hope that damages are kept to a minimum and that everyone stays safe and warm.

Ice storms can be terrifying, but once the worst passes, the aftermath can be intriguing and beautiful.

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A big dumping of snow can wreak havoc, but wow, does it ever look pretty! I love the peaceful simplicity of a fresh snowfall. It sure brightens things up after fall’s post-leaf dullness.

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The above two photos, plus the one below, were taken near my childhood home in the Coldstream Conservation Area. The Cedar Trail is an easy, short (around 20 minutes), but beautiful trail with lovely scenery in all seasons. It has provided me with serenity and great comfort over the years. It is also the first place where I saw the interesting ice formations below. There is probably a more scientific name for them, but I decided they should be called “ice feet!”

If you are interested in learning more about the Coldstream Conservation Area, look for “Coldstream Conservation Area/Enviro Friends” on Facebook.

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Last but not least, here’s a photo I took during a trip to a friend’s cottage just north of Parry Sound, Ontario, a few years back. I love the different shades of blue. Stay safe and warm everyone!

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All images by me; copyright Tina Beynen, 2016.

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