Christmas Eve Almost Frozen Night Rider Around Town of Aurora

Christmas Eve Almost Frozen Night Rider Around Town of Aurora

Dec 30, 2013
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I couldn’t resists. What else can I do late at night when children are asleep. I took my cameras and went for a drive around Aurora around ten o’clock. It was a beautiful cold night. I didn’t realize this until later.

Iced Trees, Superstore Parking Lot, Aurora

Iced Trees, Superstore Parking Lot, Aurora


Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora


The images you are seeing here were taken in Aurora ON on Christmas Eve night on December 24th, 2013. I drove to the nearby Superstore on St. John’s sideroad. The parking lot was empty and beautifully illuminated – for nothing. The iced trees dispersed light even more.

I pull over and took some surreal images of the iced trees and bushes. I couldn’t believe how beautiful these bushes looked just with a naked eye. On the other hand they kind of looked painful as well – frozen.

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora


Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora


On the side note getting out that late I had to pay small prize – I was freezing myself. My fingers especially where there is not much of human mass and the metal lenses and metal case on one of my cameras didn’t do much justice. Not to mention my nose was kind of turning into – no mystery – a frozen nose. But that wasn’t the it.

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora


I knew the ice will eventually go away. Last couple of days we have been experiencing meltdown – thus my urge to go out and take night photos that day. My backyard tree survived. Word of advice – plant flexible trees. The more flexible you are the better chance of survival you have – a life note here, as taken from the tree.

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora

Frozen Bushes, Superstore, Aurora


I had a choice to turn around and go home. No I needed more. I drove on the Earl Stewart Drive along the newly installed sidewalk for which I asked and finally after 2 years the sidewalk is here. Then it hit me – oh no, I missed most of the Rebook warehouse demolition. All ruins now.

Wellington Street, Near GO Station

Wellington Street, Near GO Station


Yes I wanted to see the Aurora Borealis at the Town Park. When I arrived the place was beautiful and scary at the same time. All the iced trees were squeaking like they were about to fall down. But the sound was not the same compared to the creepy noises coming from the roof tops – ice expansion.

Aurora Borealis, Town Park, Aurora

Aurora Borealis, Town Park, Aurora


Aurora Borealis, Town Park, Aurora

Aurora Borealis, Town Park, Aurora


I kind of dragged myself to the middle of the ice ring and I tell you that was – it. I started to freeze. I literally was there for a minute or two and my fingers were about to turn into icicles and not to mention the nose. I went back to the car for de-frost. Drove a bit along deserted Yonge Street and headed home.

Victoria Hall, Aurora

Victorian Hall, Aurora


Yonge Street, Aurora

Yonge Street, Aurora


And this is how I will remember the 2013 ice storm in Aurora – beautiful, cold and painful. But it wasn’t that painful for me as it was especially for those who lost their power for many days. There are still some unfortunate families that just getting their power back on today.

Caruso and Company, Yonge Street, Aurora

Caruso and Company, Yonge Street, Aurora


Wishing you awesome year 2014. Stay warm another cold front is coming our way.

Christmas Tree, St. John's sideroad, Aurora

Christmas Tree, St. John’s sideroad, Aurora



About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

Comments:

  1. great pics – good for you to brave the cold on Xmas eve – the iced trees here at Beacon Hall where I live looked spectacular …… glad it’s over now though …… we lost power for36 hours but back on for Xmas.

  2. Thank you Margery! 36 hours is a lot, glad you got it back just in time :).

  3. Great pics and article Ana. Wanted to wish you and family a merry christmas and happy New year. Tell matthew i said Hi.
    As well, I just put up my new website, partywithsteve.com and linked an article you did on me at the park last year on it, Hope its ok.
    All the Best
    Steve

  4. Hi Anna!, Awesome photography.

  5. Just got here lol. Steve wishing you the same. Hope you are doing well. Checked out the site, looks great, but I can’t find the link. By all means, linking is free :).

  6. Thanks Bob!