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Strathcona Snowfall

The first respectable snowfall of the season is supposed to melt later today, but here's a selection of photos I took yesterday to celebrate my neighbourhood in winter.

By Jason Leach
Published January 31, 2012

With the winter of 2011-2012 threatening to be a no-show, I took full advantage of the only legitimate snowfall we've had this season and got out to enjoy the sights in my neighbourhood - Strathcona.

One of the great things about living in this downtown neighbourhood is the easy access to greenspace and natural vistas.

While not a major storm, enough snow fell to allow mother nature to put on a show for us here in the Hammer. Enjoy this snowy morning walk through Strathcona.

Snow begins to fall in the evening on Sunday.
Snow begins to fall in the evening on Sunday.

The next morning.
The next morning.

Dundurn Park.
Dundurn Park.

Victoria Park.
Victoria Park.

Mature trees in Victoria Park.
Mature trees in Victoria Park.

Footprints crisscross the snow.
Footprints crisscross the snow.

The new Victoria Park gazebo.
The new Victoria Park gazebo.

Arch.
Arch.

Fence line.
Fence line.

Tobogganing - finally!
Tobogganing - finally!

Castle.
Castle.

Hamilton Harbour.
Hamilton Harbour.

Victorian snow.
Victorian snow.

Snow and water.
Snow and water.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted January 31, 2012 at 07:01:11

Those are some nice pictures. I really need to get out and take some shots of the Harbour - I have a multi-pane picture frame at home and want to take a bunch of the Harbour at various times of the day and year - a nice crisp winter's day with the water iced over; a summer evening with the reflection of the stacks glowing; boats out on a sunny afternoon; the rowers working their way around early in the morning when the fog hasn't fully burned off; that kind of thing.

I hope we get one more big dump of snow for 2 reasons - for more photo essays like this, and because then I can work from home ;)

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