Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter in Montreal

What's this rectangle doing on the frozen lake?
Let's take a closer look. Hmmm, could it be ice faeries preparing a dance floor?

Nahh, just some school boys making a hockey rink.    
Come on buddy, hurry up and tie your skates. It's not much fun playing alone. 

What better way to spend Sunday afternoon than skating on the frozen lake?

Well that was fun. Time to go home.

Just thought I'd snap a pic of this couple out for a chilly stroll on the lake

   Faerie lanterns in the trees? Naw, it's just a reflection of my living room lights.              
Good Night.


Jackie said...

Such beautiful scenes, Wendy.
They are so lovely to I don't ever see a frozen lake nor snow. These are just lovely.
I can only imagine what fun the youngsters had playing on the frozen lake.
Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous pictures, Wendy... Send me your header picture ( -and I'll get those lines out for you, if you want!!!!

That frozen lake would make for a nice place to skate and play hockey. I'm sure they are enjoying themselves.. Neat idea!!!!!

Looks like you are having plenty of winter. We aren't having much winter at all here YET... Supposed to get some snow tomorrow --but mostly flurries.


Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Wendy, and I love your imagination! I like the idea of fairies making a dance floor--maybe they did twirl about once the sun went down and the hockey players went home. You never know.

I've always wished I could skate; my one attempt, I spent more time on my bottom than on my feet:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy,

Lovely views from your window. What fun skating on the ice. Dont think I would be that brave but i suspect the ice is very thick.

Are you sure you do not have faeries in the trees?

Beverly said...

Sitting here in Florida, it is so hard to imagine lakes being frozen enough to skate on. The boys surely took advantage of it, didn't they.

I love the photos of the bare trees. Again, that is not something that we see a lot of. I love the photo of the beautiful sky and the trees.

Celia said...

Great pictures, that's some view you have. It's real winter where you are! You and the fairies hang in there.

Ruth said...

I can't believe how much colder it is in Montreal than in the Toronto area. There is no ice to be found around here at all.

Anonymous said...

I think 'faerie lanterns' look better in your kind of landscape.:) Your photo reminded me of a similar photo I had taken with our lights reflected in the mango tree.

I'm amazed that people brave that kind of cold to have some fun. Simply loved going through your photos. The sunset colours are so beautiful!

Always a pleasure to have you stop by, Wendy.

Grammy said...

Wow, Wendy! A lake view. I love it. And I am so happy for you. Big hug and Happy new year.

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots and accompanying imagination, Wendy. You make me miss my native Montreal.

sarah said...

I thought the lantern effect is mysterious,nice and the last photo is very beautiful winter view.
The instant hockey rink is very interesting. Indeed cold Montreal!

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Shammickite said...

Is the ice safe enough for hockey? We've had so many mild days, I wonder how thick the ice is. One thing I really don't want to do is walk on a frozen lake. It gives me the shivers just thinking about all that cold water down there.
BTW, that's a lovely sky.

Q said...

I loved Montreal when I visited one summer.
I think winter is lovely where you live....
Sleep tight,

JeanMac said...

Wendy, so happy for you in your condor - hope you are enjoying the move.

Kleinste Motte said...

The scenes you have captured are so spectacular. What a view.It seems a lot colder where you are. Water here has not frozen properly. Thin ice is a huge risk at this time.