Winter officially begins on Dec. 21, marking the slow return of the sun
making the days become longer for those north of the equator. The day
itself is the darkest and shortest day of the year, when the sun reaches
its southernmost point in the sky.
Very cold the last few days with the temps in the morning around -30° C one morning. Days have had terrible wind chill too. Snowmobiles are now on the lake. Ice fishermen have said there is over 6" of ice. Here is a pic of the old well in the back yard as the sun is setting.
Down at the rapids where I took some pics earlier (Nov. 9), now with the snow a new view. There is 10 inches on the ground in the bush right now. Most of that will have disappeared with the rain last night.
After the last week or so temperatures have fallen and the lake is frozen over. Snow is building up slowly even to getting the snowblowers out all over town, snowplows keep the roads clear and sanded. Winter has set in. Here are a couple of pics from last week.
First time in Gowganda was 1968 with the Dept. of Lands and Forests, doing a soil and vegetation study for the Wildlife Productivity Inventory. While here found the country amazing, the boreal forest the lakes at every turn and the air clean and fresh. It didn't take long back then to get the camera out and start recording some of the sights I'd seen. Since then with a few layoffs in photography its good to get right back at it. Putting your pictures on a blog like this forces you to go out and take more pics, which is the goal of this site.
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