Secret Paths and Icy Walks

According to the meteorologists, we had our first “major winter event” in the Ottawa region the other day. Why it had to be a freezing rain event, I don’t know, but there you have it. And honestly, while it was a little messy at the time, it really wasn’t all that bad…though it does still make for some interesting walking out there.

On the other hand, it has also provided a certain sparkle to the landscape, which is nice. See? There’s always a bright side if you look hard enough. 😉

Oh, and another bright side? With the leaves gone and the ground dusted with white, Charlie and I are finding all kinds of new paths in the woods that we’d been walking right past all summer long, some of them leading to places I didn’t even know about. It’s as if a whole other, secret world has come to light. Very cool. 🙂

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The water is so cold that it has visibly thickened and slowed.

The water is so cold that it has visibly thickened and slowed.

River's edge

River’s edge

An icy coating

An icy coating

Secret paths

Secret paths

Frozen marsh

Frozen marsh

Beaver lodge

Beaver lodge

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2 Comments on “Secret Paths and Icy Walks”

  1. D. D. Syrdal says:

    What is it about frozen marshes that seem to throb with mystery? Ever since I was little marshes have seemed magical to me. Maybe I was a marsh fairy in a past life 😉 Such lovely pictures, wish I could go walking with you!

  2. Oh, I wish you could, too, D.D.! We could look for marsh fairies together! 🙂


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