In Vancouver this year we have had endless snowstorms starting about mid December, and it’s snowing right now!
We aren’t used to snow. I learned to drive in the city and consequently have no idea how to drive in the snow. My two experiences driving in the snow were so horrible I don’t even bother to put on snow tires any more, telling myself that on the rare occasions it snowed I’d just take the bus or walk.
Except it turns out that I can’t even walk in the stuff. My boots have no traction and it’s freezing cold so I have been mostly snowbound since the middle of the month.
I did manage to get to the park (someone else drove) but what I really wanted to do was go into the conservatory which was warm, (“like a dose of Hawaii”, a friend said), and also decorated with lots of lights and poinsettias. But the driver nixed that idea, so we went into the restaurant, Seasons in the Park, and had coffee and cake instead.
So this wintery sunset over the Japanese bridge is all I managed.
Hoarfrost on a branch. A view looking down into the garden with its wintery light. A view of the North Shore Mountains behind the city. They actually had a lit-up ferris wheel hanging over the edge of the quarry with what must have been an incredible view from the top. But it didn’t start until four and by then we were gone. So much for all the night photography I wanted to try out – I tried yesterday to get to the park but the sidewalks were so treacherous that I only made it to the nearest beer bar!