Monday, 19 January 2009

Floating Along

Ice and water

As certain as death and taxes, any lengthy bout of frigid weather in Calgary is broken by a chinook: this one has lasted more than a few days, and the old temperature record for the date was shattered yesterday.

This has lead to some interesting happenings down at the Bow River, which flows from west to east through Calgary, and is well known as one of the best trout-fishing rivers in North America.

Office reflections

Water freezes and melts in various spots, ice shifts, and the shoreline is a front-row seat for an ever-changing panorama of heaves, puddles, and an assortment of flotsam and jetsam that emerges.

Forces of nature

This picture was taken New Year's Eve, when the shattered heaves of ice littered the river: all of our warm weather has greatly reduced their prescence, but the cold will return and the river will again look like this.

It always does....

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