Wednesday, April 13, 2022

World Of White

Turning now to Winterlude 2019, I start with snow sculptures in the Glebe neighbourhood. That year it was an animal theme, with this bear.

A beaver was down at Lansdowne.

Or this seal, outside a church.

This squirrel looked up to something.

A carver was working on this formidable owl.

Down the street is the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal. This view looked east one sunny day.

Another day, very different conditions. The snowplows were out just getting started on the skateway as a snowstorm raged.

The skateway looking west from the bridge.

And here we have things at Dow's Lake.

Downtown, this view looks southeast from the Mackenzie King Bridge.

Same bridge, different day, looking northwest. The familiar landmarks loom around the last stretch of the skateway.

Back in the Glebe, and close to the Bank Street Bridge, this view looking west.

And I finish today with the bridge itself, seen from the west side.


  1. Cute ice sculptures. The skaters are still having a good time.

  2. I just try to remember when I "sculptured" a snowman .... can't remember we never had enough snow or if, it lasted two days or so ! Very nice sculptures.

  3. Hello,
    The carvings are cute, I love the critters. Great views of the skaters and canal.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. ...a winter wonderland that will hopefully turn into a spring wonderland!

  5. @John: a big contrast.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Gattina: my snowmen were rudimentary at best.

    @Billy: indeed.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @David: it's a good sculpture.

    @Tom: eventually! I'm getting a lot of mileage out of this series.

    @Marie: I do too.

  6. I think I would enjoy skating on the days with blue skies although they are probably colder days.

  7. That's quite a menagerie of snow creatures.

  8. @RedPat: generally much colder.

    @Jeanie: indeed.

    @magiceye: me too.

    @Sharon: yes it is.

    @Bill: I think so too.

  9. The sculptures are great and detailed. The skate way looks like fun to me!

  10. Love the awesome critter sculptures fun skating scenes too ~

    Wishing you love and laughter in all your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Truly a dazzling white wonderland.

  12. La pose del oso, se ve bastante natural.

  13. I love seeing these snow sculptures and it is also good to see people skating on the Rideau Canal again.

  14. The snow sculptures are amazing.

    All the best Jan

  15. You make me pleased to be through with snow--I hope.

  16. All the animals are so clever William! When does Spring start for you?

    1. Technically it's underway, but it's a cold morning today.