Exactly three weeks ago I posted a blog with some photos I took along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Kingston. (You can see them here) The lake was still covered in ice – enough, in fact, that people were out playing hockey and walking and ice-boating on the lake.
Today is Easter Sunday – March 27. It is a gorgeous sunny day. The ice is gone from all but a few corners of the lake. Folks are out with their kids and their dogs and cameras and even a couple of boats are in the water. What a difference three weeks makes.
Here are some photos I took today, some of them from precisely where I took pictures of the ice on March 6. I am happy today to be celebrating spring in Kingston.
Today seemed like we were on the brink of spring – a clear, sunny, cold day in early March that promises springtime but hangs on to the vestiges of winter. Lake Ontario had been made smooth by the partial melting of the surface ice in the sunshine. Students couldn’t resist walking or skating or skimming over the frozen lake with ice boats.
Pictures always worth 1000 words.
My friends in Africa won’t quite comprehend how the lake could be like this.
I couldn’t resist bundling up and taking my camera down to the lake shore in front of my apartment building early this morning. It was a frigid -17C but the sun was trying to break through and the wind was whistling fine snow over the breakwater. Stunning.