Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ice Storm of December 2013

As most people know, southern Ontario had a terrific ice storm on Saturday which has caused a lot of damage, cut power to hundreds of thousands of households and significantly changed the Christmas plans of many.

Our power was out for 48 hours but we were able to stay comfortable with a gas fireplace and the ability to cook food on our gas stovetop and outdoor BBQ.

This morning the sun is shining gloriously - a wonderful counterpoint to the last few days of gloomy darkness.

Here are a few pictures.

 
 
 
 
As the morning goes along everything just gets brighter and brighter. I'm running in and out with the camera.
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 I wish I could capture completely the way everything is sparkling in the bright sunshine. Nature's Merry Christmas!