Cold – What’s the story?

This was my Silent Sunday yesterday, It’s a pier a few miles from where I live.


I wonder how long it will take for over a foot of solid ice to melt?


I decided to check it out after chatting with a couple I met down at the lake a few weeks ago, we were competing for the ideal location to photograph the ice when the man asked me if I ever went to take photos at the pier. I hadn’t been there before so on Monday morning with camera in hand glove I set out for a wander.


I couldn’t get that close to the pier because, as well as the -18C wind-chill, the whole place was a sheet of ice.  It was blowing a hooly and keeping upright was a challenge especially for someone as clumsy as me.


It will be a while before anyone can sit on this bench!

I have no idea if this kind of ice build up is normal or if it’s the result of the exceptionally cold winter we have been having this year.  To put things into perspective we have had 84 consecutive days of snow cover and the 14 days forecast doesn’t show any signs of a significant warm up.  The last record of 79 days was set in 1977.  The City of Toronto has declared 31 extreme cold weather alerts so far this winter, which is the most we have had since the current alert system began.

I’ve had enough of the cold now and am getting sick of posting icy photos, the first ones were an incredible 13 weeks ago, Spring cannot come quick enough!


8 thoughts on “Cold – What’s the story?

  1. Charly Dove

    Wow Lou what absolutely stunning photographs. I love them all especially that middle one, just beautiful. You must be so bored of it but it really does look beautiful and you’ll look back at these photographs in the Spring and be slow glad you took them. Look the sun is even there saying “hello Lou, I’m coming”. Wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Although it hasn’t been quite so cold with us, it’s not far off, and I can completely relate – I have really had enough now! Spring would be lovely 🙂 Great photos, but it would be nice to photograph a bit of green wouldn’t it?! #WhatstheStory

  3. Sophie RR

    Wow, Lou. Great shots but I am wishing you a thaw now. If you could make the wind stop up my mountain in return I would very grateful 🙂

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