Posted by: Diane | December 27, 2013

I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…

…and white it was!

As we drove closer to the Toronto area on Christmas Eve, we were just mesmerized by the beauty of the ice laden trees that formed a tunnel of quietness and sparkle. It was truly a solemn moment however, we had not personally experienced the absolute havoc this ice storm had actually caused for 300,000 people – no heat, no light, no power. It was a dark and cold Christmas for many families and apparently, this weather had not plagued the Toronto area like this for fifteen years.

So, with respect, as the evening unfolded, we took some time to look out the front and back windows of the home we were celebrating in and took some pictures. The ice covered, swirling branches of this tree beautifully framed the lamplight that evening.

ice on lamp

All the branches of all the trees were covered with about 2 cm of ice.

ice in yard 2

Here in Canada, we often hope for a fresh snowfall on Christmas Eve – we even sing about it when we gather together and sing the infamous song, I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas, originally sung by Bing Crosby.

A White Christmas it has been. More silver than white in the Toronto area. And for some, a delayed/postponed White Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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