Nature’s Magical Icicle Show (Winnipeg Nature Photography

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I hate this weather as much as anyone but did you know there is a magical icicle show in the snow banks right on your street?

I found all of these on Headmaster near Gateway yesterday. If you haven’t noticed them, take a look. They remind me of the cenotes in Mexico. Of course these are much smaller but there is something magical about them.

Having said that, I hope they don’t last long.  I am also posting the weather for this day for anyone who doesn’t live here and doesn’t realize how cold it is. It’s March 17th and is still as cold as the dead of winter!

If you haven’t noticed the icicles, get out and take a look. Take your camera along with you too!


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icicles 3 13-102sm

icicles 3 13-101sm




Kilcona in Winter (Winnipeg Nature Photography)

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Kilcona Park is one of my favorite places to walk in the winter. I took my dog and my camera along the other day and got the images below.

Do you have a favorite?The last 2 are almost the same but more of the shadow is showing in the second one. The first two are also 2 versions of the same scene. Can the tracks stand on their own as an image. What do you think?







Frigid in Wpg (Winnipeg Photographer)

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I think we are paying for the beautiful November that we had. The weather here is cold enough to chill you to the core of your being. It is so cold that when given a choice of stopping at the mailbox to get the mail, or to keep driving and get into the house asap, the choice is warmth. It is so cold that I have not walked for a week. It is so cold that the kids at school have been in for recess for a week. “If you don’t live on the Prairies you don’t know cold.” David Bouchard, Truer words were never spoken.  I remember once when in Palm Springs at a swimming pool, a mother told her young kids that it was too cold to go into the pool. The temperature that day was in the low 80s.  She did not know cold. And for what it’s worth, I think if you went to your grave and did not know cold, you would not be missing a thing. It would be like never having the flu. Lucky you if you don’t know cold.

So with this deep freeze that we are in, you would think all of those pesky germs that make us sick, would be dead. How can they live in this? Yeah, I know they thrive inside with indoor heating and all of those kids’  bodies in a school doesn’t help. All of those bodies that are inside a building for 61/2 hours. But it would be a benefit if the cold killed the viruses. Not so. I have a virus. I have a cold. So here I am, miserable because it is so cold out and I cannot walk, plus I have a cold. I don’t have the flu though. I can’t have the flu because I have had 2 flu shots. I am protected in case you are worried. And I may wear a mask for my shoots at the end of this week. Maybe even to school for the rest of the week. Wouldn’t that be funny? I went to a doctor a few weeks ago, and she was wearing a mask because she had a cold.  Will we become so germophobic that we will all wear masks?

So what does this have to do with photography? Not a thing. Just feel like venting.

Last weekend I did pictures for a lovely family of 2 girls and one boy. The 21 month old boy did not want any part of getting his picture taken and I have to admit, I could not get him to crack a smile. By the end of the session, he was playing with the stuff in my Treasure Chest, but when I tried to take his picture while he was there, he froze. It isn’t often that I can’t get one smile out of a child, but I met my match with him.

I also took part in a free photo session for families at a school in the north end. It was wonderful to see so many photographers come out on such a cold day to volunteer their services. It was a very worthwhile venture and I want to thank the organizers of the event. I even was on the news that night!!

Here are just a few of the pics from my last shoot: