Thursday, 10 December 2009

Bench of the Week (30) - Toronto



















These benches are located in Queens Park in Toronto, Ontario. Yesterday parts of the city received 15cm of snow and freezing rain which isn't such good weather for benches.

RuneE of Visual Norway has an informal meme on posting benches on Fridays. Please visit him for other participants.

Photo Credit: Alanah CC=nc-sa-flickr. Click to enlarge.

13 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Cold and stark yet somehow inviting.

willow said...

The snow passed us by down here. Gorgeous snowy bench!

Carolyn Ford said...

I can just imagine how nice those are in comfortable weather. What a lovely scene with the snow. Beautiful capture!

David Cranmer said...

Ah, home my eyes think when I see a photo like this.

RuneE said...

It is maybe not quite the right moment for using these benches, but one can imagine what the surroundings would have been at another time of the year.

Leigh Russell said...

Makes me feel cold just looking at this. Beautiful, but cold!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Benches in the snow - beautiful but cold.

Charles Gramlich said...

maybe I won't be napping on those benches.

debra said...

I love these posts, Barbara. Not much snow here yet, but cold cold cold.

Barbara Martin said...

I meant to go out today, but declined as it was -9C with a windchill of -18C (0F) and the sidewalks are very slippery. It appears winter has arrived.

Queen's Park is lovely in the spring, summer and fall.

Reader Wil said...

You have already snow, while we have still unbalanced weather. Today sunny and cold, last week rainy, windy and cold.
Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend, Barbara!

Marian said...

Winter has moved in all right. Bare branches, powdered-sugar frost, ice gleaming on the sidewalks.

It always surprises me, though, how the squirrels and birds continue to be so active even when it's below freezing outside.

Barbara Martin said...

The squirrels in Toronto will actually disappear into their winter nooks when the temperature is below -10C. They seem to know when the temperatures are warmer. I saw a black squirrel on Friday near some garbage bins checking for goodies with it's fur all fluffed up despite the windchill of -16C although the temperature was at about -5C. I will be putting out my birds' discarded seed weekly to help out the birds and squirrels.

Temperatures have risen today above freezing with intermittent showers and then dropping overnight which ought to make sidewalks and roads quite slippery on Monday.