So we got really lucky. Justine and I flew back to Toronto on the 21st, and for 2-3 days prior to our departure all we heard about was how bad the weather was going to be starting on the Saturday - freezing rain was being called for. Of course, we got a dose of snow in Vancouver on Friday - a good 3-4 inches, which is enough to cause havoc here.
By Saturday morning, the roads were fine, and our flight got off OK. As we were leaving the airport the predictions were for the weather to turn very foul, and the rain that was coming down was going to turn to freezing rain and ice. So we cancelled our plans to go to the Skydiggers concert, and drove straight out to Waterdown where Justine's parents live.
It was a good decision, as by later that night the place was covered in a good 1/2 inch of ice, and the roads were a mess. The ice caused a lot of damage, but it also covered everything in ice, which made for some beautiful shots. The couple of inches of snow the next day, followed by some blue skies led to the following pictures.
These next few are Justine's pictures (just to give full credit). Christmas Eve was a beautiful, sunny day and the drive from Waterdown to Alton was amazing. It also gave us a chance to see much of the damage that was done by the storm.
OK, back to my pictures now. We got dusting of snow on the 23rd, and it just added to the magic of the winter scene.