It’s been a while since I posted my pictures of the lake in different seasons and I thought it needed updating. The lake can take on dramatically different appearances depending on the time of day, time of year, weather, wind direction, all sorts and I love popping down there at all times of the day and night to see what it looks like. My neighbour told me the edge of the lake freezes in winter and I was desperate to see what that looked like. Having spent years living on the coast in England I just couldn’t imagine what it looked like to see a huge body of water that is constantly moves frozen around the edges. Ironically, our first winter here is the mildest on record and nicknamed ‘the winter that never was’. I have to say it seemed pretty darn cold to me, we had plenty of snow and plummeting temperatures but I think what set it apart from other years was that every couple of days the temperature would pop above freezing and melt everything. This year has been more ‘normal’ by Canadian standards where the temperature fails to turn on the positive side for weeks at a time so after a week of windchill in the -20’s and daytime high’s of -15C I finally got my wish to see the edge of the lake turn to slush. So like a true Canadian I leave the warmth of the fire, wrap up in my thermals, put on my snow boots, cover every inch of skin and camera in
hand glove I slip and slide my way down to the lake to capture the view.
Hard to believe we swim here in the summer when it’s 35C, isn’t it?