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Columbia Ice Field

British Columbia

Canada

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 I choose Canada’s Columbia Ice Fields as

my subject for this week’s challenge…

 

…as  many of my images also depict greys

among the white snow.

 

While freshly, fallen, silent shrouds of snow

were/are a novelty for this blogger…

…the greyness of many images was also noteable.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sleet

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sleet

rain containing some ice,
as when snow melts as it falls.
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Perhaps not quite sleet…

 

…however, freshly falling snow…

 

…certainly contained some ice.

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FOWChallenge-Advertisement

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advertisement

a notice or announcement in a public medium
promoting a product, service, or event
or publicizing a job vacancy.
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A billboard which made me shudder

every time I sighted it.

Thankfully, Dr Snip no longer

advertises here.

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FOWChallenge-Blanket

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blanket

cover completely with a thick layer of something.
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As the morning progressed

it soon became obvious…

 

…even to those who had never seen

fresh snow, that the surroundings of

Canada’s Columbia Ice-Fields

were covered in a blanket of fresh snow

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Cee-BW-Challenge22-Hot-or-Cold

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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hot or cold

Snow in June surprised even the Canadians.

 

In 2007, this sight surprised me.

 

Dubai, in October, was still hotter

than Geelong in mid-summer.

 

Heat.

A glass blowers friend.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Hot-or-Cold

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Black-&-White-Banner

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RagTagChallenge:…Flake

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flake

a small, flat, very thin piece of something,
typically one which has broken away
or been peeled off from a larger piece.

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A snowflake flower.

Snowflakes..the first and only time

I have ever seen falling snowflakes

was on Canad’s Columbia Icefields

in British Columbia.

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RagTagChallenge:…Flake

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FOWChallenge-Slip

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slip

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I discovered that walking up this icy incline

was much easier than walking down it…unless

you didn’t mind your feet slipping out

from under you and landing flat on

your backside in wet icy snow.

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CosmicPC-Winter-Woodland-Wk-11

 

 

My first Cosmic challenge

Even though it was mid-June there was unexpected,

from everyone’s point of view,

snow falling on

Canada’s Columbia Icefield

before and during our visit.

Whilst snow is not unheard of in Australia,

it was the first time I had ever experienced

falling snow.

 

These are more like winter woodland scenes…

 

…from South Western

Victoria.

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CosmicPhotoChallenge:…Wk11

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk295-Chill

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chill

 

All my chill images should have

provided us with a chilling experience…

 

…unfortunately, the opposite was true.

Although it was snowing on

Canada’s Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, 

moving around kept us warm.

 

Even our visit to

Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

was undertaken in bright sunshine.

I must confess wearing more than

a cotton shirt on the

glacier visits though.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk295-Chill