That’s So 2020 – Hard Water (Once Upon a Rime)

All photos taken October 29, 2020

Our walks around Beaumont are interesting these days, even if a little bit chilly. Today, the temperature got up to +5 C, but with the 44 k/h winds, it felt more like -5 C at times. The sun shone brightly, reflecting off the surface of the storm water ponds, the solid ice surface, solid enough to support large rocks on it…………

Between seasons?
Reflecting on the year 2020
OK, there is ice, but when will the skating start?
This gleam was not in my eye.
OK, so not a beach day.

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.

17 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Hard Water (Once Upon a Rime)

    1. No ice skating on that storm water pond. Too deep with water moving about to risk it. Some walk out onto te ice, but at their own peril. Lots of other ice rinks around town. Thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. They have already had one drowning in this province, this winter from a child playing on the ice surface of a storm water pond. Sad to hear, but so avaoidable.


  1. Lovely photos and a gorgeous blue sky! I admire your dedication to write blog posts every day and share new snaps from your part of the world! Are you guys still covered in deep fluffy snow? Take care 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Thanks. I take photos every time we are out and about and then write blog posts as I can. As you can see by the date of the photos, my posts are about 2 months time shifted (largely due to Jasper). I then post daily from those coupled with some time sensitive event posts (like the DC Riot) that I add to the day. Believe it or not, we really have not had any new snow since November. Our snow is trampled and grungy and I did not think I would ever say it, but I wish some more would come to freshen things up. Temps on Wednesday got to +7 C and near +2 yesterday. Cooler today, but back above 0 by Sunday for a week. Pssssst. Jasper in Winter posts start tomorrow. Stay well Aiva. Allan

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  2. Clear skies in the winter (or in this case fall for you) are usually always descriptively very cold. We were lucky and had such lovely weather this fall. I don’t think it went below freezing until towards the end of November.

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    1. Other than a short chunk of November, we have been living in the banana belt. Temps of +7, +2 and -3 last 3 days, but back above 0 by Monday. I know we always have a January thaw, but when will winter start and please don not let us have such a wet summer again. Thanks for reading and hope you are enjoying good weather too. Allan

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