Lay down and take a picture…
Cold weather and other factors have kept me penned up in the city like a rat in a cage. Yesterday, the sun came out and the weather forecast spoke to warmer temperatures today. Just after taking this I managed to get outside the gates of the machine (a metaphor I often use for how it feels getting outside the urban perimeter) for a nice country drive.
Today is warmer. This photo was the turning point.
So I had to go out to the bank tonight. Decided to walk down Bayview Ave, past a local watering hole. The Super Bowl TV announcers could be heard from across the street. This scene reminded me of a Krieghoff painting. The camera isn’t really that blurry. The sports bar windows are just all steamed up, with fans swilling beer and having a gay ol’ time. Myself, I prefer to observe from a slight distance.
Here’s a pic I took out my window on the second day of the Toronto Ice Storm. Large portions of the city were knocked out cold. My room was about 40ºF when I took this. Power’s back but with Christmas tomorrow, I’m way behind sched. so earthpages.org / earthpages.ca will have to take a back seat for a few days.
Merry Christmas, Everyone! 🙂
- Toronto ice storm 2013: Photos from the GTA’s winter nightmare (news.nationalpost.com)
- The Toronto Ice Storm in Photos (notwithoutmypassport.com)
- City of Toronto ice storm update on Tuesday afternoon (newscanada-plus.com)
- Toronto ice storm: Scarborough residents among those hit hardest (metronews.ca)
- The Toronto Ice Storm (effervescentbubble.ca)
- Canada repair crews restoring power with thousands still in dark (bangordailynews.com)
- Toronto ice storm leaves 225,000 in the dark, power may not be restored until Christmas (news.nationalpost.com)
- How I Survived the Power Failure of 2013 (geoffreybrittan.com)
- Toronto ice storm outages now less than 200,000 customers (cbc.ca)
- Toronto ice storm: Scarborough residents in the cold (thestar.com)
Here’s another one with a slight tint from the windshield. Lake Ontario looking south toward good ol’ US of A, from Port Hope, ON.
Here’s another one I took last night at Lake Ontario, about 100 miles east of Toronto. I guess that’s Venus or something like that. The evening star. I’m not sure if this was thru the side window or if it was rolled down. I might make this my official non-denominational Seasons Greetings image! Everyone digs nature…
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- More Toronto snow means a slow, sloppy Tuesday commute (metronews.ca)
- Up to 10cm of snow expected to slow morning commute (globalnews.ca)
Sunset near Cobourg Ontario last night. It was so cold that the skin on my hands cracked and actually bled a tiny bit. What lengths one will go to for a nice pic! I actually took quite a few of this guy. In reality just a hunk of ice. » http://www.tumblr.com/blog/mwclark
- The Polar Bear (maxinedevillefranche.com)
- My fear of Polar Bears inspired my first book. The strange workings of a writers mind (lylenicholson.com)
- WTF? We’re Melting Their Habitat and Hunting Polar Bears? (onegreenplanet.org)
- Facts and figures about polar bears in Canada (metronews.ca)
- Polar Warmth (apecewamogo.wordpress.com)
- Putting the “Polar” in the Polar Bear Plunge (hamptonspartygirl.wordpress.com)
- This is the Week of the Polar Bear Plunge (costumesupercenter.com)
- Polar Bear’s by the numbers in Canada (castanet.net)