Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Icicles on the eaves and tracks in the snow

Canada is a winter country, as Montreal-bred Adam Gopnik said in the 2011 Massey Lectures.

The rare sight of icicles on our eaves evokes childhood. These were standard winter features when I grew up in northern BC. Animal tracks in fresh snow make the natural world more visible to us - especially city people.

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