Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Around the Neighbourhood

…thanks to Travels and Trifles for hosting this Weekly Photo Challenge

Most of my photos are of the neighbourhood. It’s not the nicest time of year so some of my photos for this post are from various times throughout the year.

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March Squares – Spiky Squares

thanks to Becky B for hosting March Squares

The theme for March Squares is spiky squares. Over the last few weeks I’ve been navigating the ice in the park to find some interesting ice sculptures created by nature. Here’s one that fits into this month’s theme.IMG-1104

A Photo a Week Challenge – Black and White

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting the A Photo a Week Challenge

This week’s topic is very broad and open ended. The trick was finding photos that translate well into a black and white format. I actually liked the following photos better in black and white.fullsizeoutput-7698
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Snow Angel

…I’m glad that someone is getting joy out of this crazy weather

Actually seeing this angel brought me joy and it brought back memories of me as a kid doing the same thing in freshly fallen snow. I saw the children who had probably made the angels with their parents when I was walking through the park to catch more ice designs with my camera. It was a bit treacherous because beneath the snow was slick ice. I had visions of falling and sliding down the banks into Lake Ontario. I saw another photographer out looking for interesting shots and he was walking very gingerly over the ice as well.

We had lots of rain last night. Could this be the end of winter? I doubt it but we’re getting closer and closer to spring.IMG-1022
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Is There an End to This?

….more snow in the forecast for tomorrow

I can’t believe that I was lamenting about having no snow back in early January. Now it just keeps coming. The upside is that when the sun shines you can tell that spring can’t be too far off. The snow starts to melt but overnight it freezes and the next day it’s like an ice rink on the roads and sidewalks.

Yesterday, during one of those sunny periods I got outside and started to chip away at the ice on the driveway. I think I was outside for two hours. I also walked down to the park and took some photos of the lovely ice sculptures made by Mother Nature.IMG-1015
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