A grey November day might not seem an ideal time to visit an arboretum, but the lack of leaf cover provided an excellent opportunity to view the Centre for Urban Ecology building, which has LEED Gold Certification.
The botanical gardens and natural areas of the Humber Arboretum are located around the Humber River to the north of Toronto. The area is home to the Carolinian bioregion, the most diverse ecosystem in Canada, and boasts over 1,700 species of plants and animals. For more info see http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca.
A different view of HL23 the Neil Denari building on the New York High Line, this time with some of the thick grasses lining sections of the walkways.
With the way the sun was shining through the ice on these curlicue grasses, they reminded me of fireworks – sparkles of light, momentarily suspended.
These were taken late afternoon on Christmas Eve Day; a beautiful way to start the festive season as the light glistened and sparkled off the ice.
Even though I was behind schedule to start a five-hour drive, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some photos of the eery landscape created by the ice storm.
Maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t have many more ice storm photographs left to post. I’m running out of puns and word plays around the words frozen, snow and ice.
Slowly catching up on my ice storm photographs, even though December’s ice storm is now old news. It still amazes me how surreal everything looked then.