We woke up early this morning to the news of power outages in the Grey-Bruce area, three deaths, trees, branches, new buds encased with ice, and a weather warning that there is more to come. This is not good news for Ontarians eager for sun, warmth, and flower-carpeted fields.

With ambivalent attitude, I yanked on my trusty and frayed Gap rain jacket and my Sorel boots, and braced the wind in our neighborhood to peer into the branches and buds encased in ice, thankful that the pelting rain did not hinder the work my Canon camera was doing for me.

This set of shots tells the story of Ontario’s flora eager to burst out, but that are instead threatened, constrained, and held bound by ice in 3ºC weather.

12th April 2013