We all thought to get off light this winter. By Christmas, Colonel By Lake was not even frozen over. Ducks, geese and even mute swans happily swam in the middle of the lake safe from the hunters. How wrong we were…

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After Christmas, the lake did freeze over and members of the Kingston Yacht Club quietly sailed their iceboats across the lake. There were more sailors this year than ever. Our bird feeder also saw different birds: six bluejays fighting with the cardinals and each other, just one mourning dove, lots of chickadees, and, surprise, five robins in the shrubs looking for the odd leftover berries?

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All very nice. And then suddenly we had the Arctic vortex that pushed very cold arctic air southward and we received the full blast on the weekend of February 13-14.


Minus 30 Celsius

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And today, February 16 we got the biggest snowfall ever, 45-50 cm all in one day!

I thought you might enjoy these photographs.

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