As a self proclaimed sunset chaser, I knew I had to go down to the pier and get some shots of the sunset while the lake was still frozen. Did we get that brilliant, the sky is on fire type of sunset? Sadly no, but in this case, I’m not picky at all. The reflection of the sky and sun in the frozen lake was just gorgeous. I feel like even the most “boring” types of sunsets would look stunning against this backdrop.
Born and raised in Toronto and somehow, I’ve never seen the lake frozen over. Granted it’s only frozen near the harbour and the ice is nowhere near thick enough to skate on (despite what some people are doing on Instagram…), but it’s still such a beautiful sight. I don’t even know what I was expecting to see when I went to visit Polson Pier in person but I was still blown away. When we visited, it was only my mom and I. It was such a nice day, and we were able to enjoy some sunlight and nature while enjoying the views of the city. She also enjoyed throwing some chunks of ice overboard. I almost wish I could visit every day just to soak in the sights before it inevitably all melts.
We visited Cherry Beach after and the whole beach was frozen over! Instead of sand, we were met with very slippery ice and huge chunks of it. Honestly, us Torontonians are so lucky to have places like these in our own backyard.
Some houses around the neighbourhood have taken to decorating their trees out front with Christmas ornaments. Christmas is long gone by now but the ornaments look so pretty against any kind of lighting that it would be a shame taking them down. I always love photos of ornaments so I was happy I was able to capture this one.
The combination of blue skies at twilight and the tops of bare trees have always fascinated me. Summer, winter, any season, it always feels so dreamy going for a walk and looking up seeing the branches against the clear sky. This attachment also stems from the fact that this is a common occurrence in my actual dreams so seeing it in real life often feels otherworldly to me. These are simpler photos than what I usually capture but I’m still happy I had my camera with me on this walk. Sometimes it’s the simple moments that help pull us through.
Lately, many places in Toronto have frozen due to the crazy cold weather. The pond at Brickworks is one of those places. The ice was visible in some parts but due to the snowfall the day before, the pond was mostly covered in snow. It was such a beautiful scene and one that’s strikingly different, even in winter.
In winter, nothing is greater than when the bright sun illuminates the blue sky and the snow on the ground. When you’re not blinded by the light, it almost feels like spring is right around the corner!