That’s So 2020 – Crack of Dawn

December 11, 2020

Well, the day of reckoning has finally arrived. After a week of above “normal” weather, we are now into “normal” weather soon to be followed by below “normal” weather. Welcome to winter in Alberta and as my former co-worker once asked me “What is “normal” weather in Alberta. I replied….This. Meaning whatever you get on any given day is normal.

So, as the cold front moved in, it created a nice layer of fog, which in turn started to dress everything in a frosty rime of hoar frost. Looking out the window this morning, it did not look like much, but a photo from my son in Edmonton enticed me to reconnoiter the situation.

I wanted to title this one Up at the A– Crack of Dawn, but that post can be for a different day in summer. As dawn here these days does not really occur until about 8:00 AM and I get up before 6:00 AM, these shots were not really taken at the A– Crack of Dawn.

The Crack of Dawn ©

Cold winter shivers

outdoors at the crack of dawn.

Photo evidence.

Streetlamp shines on hoar frost rime
Frosty silhouettes
Fence sparkles
Crescent moon shining brightly
Venturing further afield
I know this one looks blurry, but it is what to expect when you shoot distance shots in the morning fog.
Crescent moon still shining.
A Canadian scene to be sure, as the city floods a local skating rink.
A long ways to go to cover over the grass
Mr. and Mrs. Frosty living up to their name this morn
Making spirits bright
Lights across the storm pond
Santa and Frosty
More water is required

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

19 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Crack of Dawn

    1. Thanks Ann. Never expected this when I slipped out that early. Almost got run over by the truck as I stood taking photos of the lights reflected in the shiny ice. Hope all is well with you and Terry. Allan


  1. I had a chance to see the crescent moon on my way to work today. It was so beautiful, I had to stop pedalling. I took a few minutes to admire it, and wished I had my camera with me. I was reminded that winter time can be beautiful, too. It may be brutally cold and wet but it’s a beautiful season that rewards us with plenty of time to reflect and slow down. Thanks for sharing, your photos are fantastic! 😀😀😀

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    1. Actually, it was not as slippery as it was Monday and Tuesday after we had freezing rain. The rink would have been slippery though. Best wishes for a white Christmas for you and thanks for reading. Allan

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