Winter can be tough for taking pictures. It seems as if it's not freezing cold, it's snowing. And if by chance it happens not to be either of those two, it might be either slushy or precipitating freezing rain. I did amble about in the freezing cold on Christmas Eve Day and managed to find lots of icicles that you can see in three of the first four photos. And a few days after Christmas, it was relatively mild — around -6°C/21°F — we went for a little walk uptown, and I found a few more things to shoot — as in the last three photos.
There is no commentary needed for this lot, but I will say that this will be my last post (I expect) for a few weeks. The plan is to head to the country for New Years and to stay for a week or so afterward. As my longtime blogging friends are aware, I can't post from there, or very seldom unless my BIL shows up with his portable wifi. Even if he does, we're usually too busy visiting to get around to blogging.
I do wish you all a joyous New Years Eve and Day and a fulfilling year all the way until this time next year . . . and beyond. It has been nice keeping up with the old guard and also finding a few new blog buddies in the last few months.