Sunday, March 22, 2015

Not Yet Spring

It's been quite awhile since I've photographed in Dundonald Park, in the downtown core. These two photographs were taken on Friday. The snow is still around, of course, though the snow pack is reduced from what it was at the height of winter. Still, for the first day of spring, it didn't feel like it.

Turning around to the east, we have this view of what was once a church, now converted into apartments. As trees start sprouting leaves through spring, the view to this structure gets obscured to a photographer in the park. This time of year it's still possible to still get a shot of it. It is a building I have always liked.


  1. That's a cool place, Wm

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. Beautiful.
    What is the domed building, is that the church ?
    How funny that my two Canada friends post today, one has blooms and one has snow.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. An apartment here would be rather nice I think William.. Can't believe there is still snow there when it is officially spring now!

  4. Lovely place and interesting buildning.
    You have still a lot of snow.
    In winter there is the possibility take photos of many places which in the summer cannot see behind the trees.

  5. Now it will begin to remove snow and joy to appear in the trees.


  6. Spring is trying, but I see what you mean. Be patient! Your camera lens will love it when the colors of spring do start emerging! Happy Sunday, William.


  7. There is stiil al lot of snow to be melt. It will take some time but in a few weeks it has gone I am sure.

  8. Lovely photos ! I see grass at the base of the trees there spring will be there soon . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  9. pretty neat apartment building. :)

  10. I love the dome on that building.

  11. Nope, the calendar says spring but we got a bit of snow overnight. ;))

  12. You already have a lot of snow ... amazing !

  13. Hmmm. I'd like to see more shots of the apartments (the former church).

  14. It sure does not look like spring...yet!
    Church converter inti apartment, sounds unique. I wonder how it looks inside.

  15. @Cloudia: it's a pleasant park in the daytime.

    @Jen: it is. Not overly big- wider from east to west and narrow from north to south.

    @Parsnip: yes, it was originally an Orthodox church.

    @Grace: spring comes slowly here.

    @Orvokki: which reminds me of another place I should photograph before the trees leaf out.

    @Tomas: it'll take time, this year.

    @Luis: and it's colder today.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Marianne: it depends on how long the warmup really takes.

    @Country Gal: yes, just a fringe around the trees.

    @Tex: I wouldn't mind living there.

    @Sharon: they did a good job preserving elements of the old church.

    @EG: yes, pay no attention to calendars.

    @Anna: we have had more snow falling yesterday, and I doubt that will be the last.

    @Stuart: if only I could get inside!

    @Tamago: I'd like to know myself.

  16. Interesting building. And no, your pix do NOT look like spring!

  17. Although there is still snow, the weather looks quite nice and friendly.
    That church is indeed a beautiful building, that will partly get lost in the green in some time.

  18. It must be amazing to live under a dome!

  19. Trees without leaves have something positive...

  20. Lindos resquícios do rigoroso inverno mas logo as flores darão lugar à brancura da neve.
    Um fraterno abraço e boa semana

  21. You do still have a lot of snow! There are so many church conversions taking place these days - this one is a beauty.

  22. Does it ever stop snowing in Canada?

  23. @Cheryl: winter is still sticking around.

    @Jan: yes, the mature trees in this park certainly do obscure it.

    @Luiz: I'd love to get in and have a look.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @VP: that is true.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @RedPat: this one worked well.

    @Norma: not really. Maybe in July.

  24. Your snow is definitely on the way out.

  25. I think I'd like the apartment with the dome. :-)

  26. Are you saying that there's a flat in that dome???

  27. Just enough snow for photography without causing any inconvenience...

  28. Great pictures, but that doesn't look like my idea of spring.

  29. I can see why it didn't feel like certainly doesn't look like it, either!

  30. spring - doesn't exist around here either. so silly. one day i hope it will show up.

    i will be sharing that waterfall on my blog very soon. i was getting my video ready for the post ... looking ahead. thanks for checking it out. glad you like it. so pretty in person. ( :

  31. Our snow is gone but we did see some flurries on Friday. I looked away.

  32. Our snow is down by half, but soooo cold!

  33. Hope you'll be seeing green soon!

  34. The first day didn't feel like it here as we got hit with snow, too.

  35. @Red: same here this year.

    @Revrunner: I don't know the layout of the building, if there's a loft in that dome.

    @Ciel: I wouldn't mind knowing.

    @Geoff: true!

    @Mari: spring takes its time.

    @Kay: not yet!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Randy: I like that park.

    @Shelly: thank you.

    @Linda: we still have our snow this year.

    @Jennifer: cold is a good thing.

    @Janet: not yet.

    @Whisk: today was calm.