Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hoar Frost Morning

Here are a few photos from my bike ride to work this morning.

It was a beautiful (albeit still cold) morning with hoar frost on all the trees.

Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina) refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. What would we do without Wikipedia? Look it up in a book I guess!

This is the Victoria Bridge which has been deemed to be unsafe by the City engineers and so has been closed off to all traffic (pedestrian and vehicular) since this past summer. It would make for a perfect pedestrian/cyclist only bridge - to help connect the east and west sides of the city as a gateway from the Broadway area over to the River Landing and downtown areas. It would be an excellent chance to really show the City of Saskatoon is a city for the people (and not for cars), but unfortunately that's not going to happen. The City of Saskatoon apparently doesn't have enough other bridges for cars to cross. There's my little rant for evening!

Hmm... a bit of snow to melt when the weather decides to warm up. Which could be tomorrow. Riding home this evening, it was definitely warmer.

Here's a picture of the Vimy Memorial Bandshell. It was built in 1937 and dedicated on September 1 of that year to honour Canada's participation in the First World War at the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge. (I did not know that ....had to look it up!)

And of course, the Delta Bessborough Hotel (castle by the river).

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