Trees around McMichael GalleryPosted: March 30, 2014 Filed under: Ontario, Plant Life | Tags: ice storm, Kleinburg, McMichael Gallery, Ontario, spring, trees Leave a comment
We went to the McMichael Gallery this weekend to see an exhibit of Mary Pratt’s work . The gallery, which is surrounded by trees, is 45 minutes to an hour north and west of Toronto, near the town of Kleinburg. We walked around a bit at the end of the day and saw that many branches were down. I wondered if this was part of the aftermath of December’s ice storm and the harsh winter we had. Despite that, the melt is on and spring is gradually arriving.
Ice StormPosted: December 26, 2013 Filed under: Ontario, Plant Life, Toronto, Water | Tags: branches, freezing rain, ice storm, power failure, Storm, Toronto, trees Leave a comment
We had a freezing rain storm in Toronto that began gradually on Friday the 20th and continued until Sunday the 22nd. The storm spread east and included much of southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. In Toronto, the largest amount of freezing rain fell over the early hours of Sunday, which is when around 300,000 people lost electricity. We were two of those people. The light and heat went out well before dawn on Sunday and our power wasn’t restored until Tuesday early afternoon. This morning I heard that another 50,000 people in Toronto were still in the dark and cold. There’s also tens of thousands in the same boat elsewhere in Ontario and the East Coast.