On this edge of Lake Ontario the wind did blow, but for the most part the snow did not fall.
The great Christmas storm of 2022 brought us gale-force winds for thirty-six hours but very little snow. At the height of the storm there was almost as much sand as snow blowing across Port Darlington beach.
But the waves crashed and plumes of spray blasted the breakwater through the cold night.
By the light of day it was clear the bay had churned over until each breaking wave was heavy with sand.
To some residents the aftermath of the storm brought good cheer. Flocks of gulls found lots to eat amidst the undulating slush and kept watch for the best spots.
Even small floes, just big enough to stand on amidst in the ceaseless motion, were prized real estate.
As gulls fluttered, grabbed, dodged and shrieked, partially congealed waves whispered to the setting sun.
Photo at top of post: Maintaining Focus, One (click here for full-screen image)