In contrast to last month’s photos taken on a beautiful sunny day, today was snowy and very overcast. It was a sloppy drive down to the marina at Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto to capture February photos for the Changing Seasons Challenge.
Compared to the arctic temperatures we’ve had the past few weeks, it was rather mild outside at -4C / 25F, but winter doesn’t seem to be finished with us yet.
The assortment of motor cycles and bicycles buried in the snow bank was rather curious. I don’t remember them being there last month- nor do I think they will be going anywhere for a while.
Snow and grey skies don’t make for very interesting photos. It looks colder than it really was.
Although the parking lot had a surprising number of vehicles in it, but there wasn’t a soul in sight.
In many places, mine were the only footprints left in the freshly fallen snow.
The surprise of the day however were all the ducks and swans. They huddled together just off shore in the boat ramp area. Here they were able to break small holes through the ice and feed off the bottom.
I attempted to creep in closely to get at bird level, but a couple of the swans took exception to my proximity and became rather threatening in their stance. I made a quick retreat.
Although I have lived near water my entire life, I’ve never seen swans in winter. I was astonished to have a flock of swans fly overhead trumpeting loudly the entire way. The sound was jaw-dropping.
I managed to swing my camera around and catch a couple of them as they flew over on a second pass.
Today’s photos were taken at noon. It had stopped snowing briefly, but resumed again a few hours later. In all, it was a rather uneventful visit.