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Winter In Canada

Winter has settled in the capital, and lately, we have been able to enjoy Canada’s trademark weather: pure blue sky with a high of –20C. But don’t think the weather is stopping us from going out. We actually have quite a lot of fun outdoor, even though as the sign says, sliding down the hill is not allowed! Who cares?

No Sliding They Said!
No Sliding They Said!
Having Fun On The Hill
Having Fun On The Hill

Talking about signs, don’t you find these ones a bit… er… cryptic? I found them downtown Ottawa. I get the meaning, but it always makes me laugh. I mean, what am I supposed to do to prevent the ice to fall on me? Not walk in the street?

Weird Sign
Weird Sign
Watch For Falling Ice
Watch For Falling Ice

Don’t you like these roads and sidewalks? Snow can turn into modern art… before it turns into the dreaded slush.

Snowy Road
Snowy Road
Footsteps
Footsteps

And look at these icicles! Icicles are spikes of ice formed when dripping water freezes. It is usually caused by snow melting (typically on roofs) and refreezing because outside is very cold. You don’t want to stand below… trust me!

Huge Icicles
Huge Icicles
More Icicles
More Icicles

Landscapes look very dry and desert… yet beautiful. Blue sky actually means extremely cold temperature here, I could barely stand outside as I was taking the pictures.

Forest In Winter
Forest In Winter
Frozen Ottawa River
Frozen Ottawa River

In the park, benches and picnic tables are buried under inches of snow.

Used To Be Benches
Used To Be Benches
Buried Under Snow
Buried Under Snow

We were driving by the Canal the other day, in a really bad blizzard, when I spotted two people. Jogging. In the snow and the cold. Okay… not for me!

Blue Sky and Bare Trees
Blue Sky and Bare Trees
Jogging?!
Jogging?!

Hope you guys enjoy these little snapshots of Canada!

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