Cold Outdoors

Snowy days mean building snowpersons in the backyard and tubing down a snowy hill.

Ezra and Snowperson Ezra goes Snow Tubing

In Cole Harbour Heritage Park, a stream fed by a hundred different culverts winds through fir trees and mossy rocks to drain out to the harbour.

Cole Harbour Heritage Park

Back on the Old Lawrencetown Road Trail, the marsh is lit gold and amber by a fading winter sun.

Old Lawrencetown Road Trail

On the sandy paths through the snow-dusted dunes of Rainbow Haven Beach Ezra picks a blade of dry grass to be his magic wand. He zaps me. He zaps the moon.

Rainbow Haven Beach
Rainbow Haven Beach

Along the Salt Marsh Trail a freezing wind cuts across the harbour, and a sunset pierces the clouds with crepuscular beams as a muddy tide rushes under the bridges.

Salt Marsh Trail

Thus ends 2020. Maybe in 2021 we’ll get to the ends of some of these trails, too.