The La Vase Portage Conservation Area is a neat place to visit. The trail passes beaver ponds while winding through mixed woodland and includes a nice stand of mature birch trees.
The snow is mostly gone, the ice is off the ponds.
Yesterday, this pond was waiting for the warmth of spring.
A week from now the greens will be well established and the activities of nature will have resumed.
For now, quiet and calm reign.
After a long career, Engine 503 awaits the next assignment.
We had a Great Performance on Halloween. What are we doing next?
The period of time in Spring between the disappearance of the snow and the arrival of the warmth.
Waiting for the explosion of growth that comes inevitably each year.
Everyone is impatient for Spring to arrive.
One year ago on West Peninsula Road this was the scene.
Looks very much the same this morning.
Granaries on the Alberta prairie.
Useful life spent and waiting for the inevitable.
North Bay’s Railway Heritage waits patiently on its own little siding.
Looking a bit forlorn these days, Engine 503 will eventually find a home on the waterfront.