You would think living in Canada would automatically guarantee a picturesque Christmas with snow-laden trees, children sledding, and couples skating hand-in-hand. This might be the case in many other parts of the country, but here in my little corner it is often not so. The Atlantic Ocean is a climate control all in itself, keeping temperatures cool in the summer and mild in the winter. This is especially so in the near-by city where I work, located right on a harbour. Winter weather often brings rain or freezing rain, but as you drive further in-land it can change to snow. This makes my daily commute interesting, and I am often checking out 2 different weather forecasts – one for the city and one for the suburb community where I live.
Most winters will bring enough snow later on for the skating, sledding, skiing, snow shoeing, but there is something magical about having snow on the ground for Christmas. Of course, I want safe driving conditions for the people travelling to spend time with family as well – I guess I can’t have it all, can I?
In the meantime, I’ll have to be satisfied with photos from previous winters: