Perhaps Christmas Is About Something More, Perhaps Staying Warm

Perhaps Christmas Is About Something More, Perhaps Staying Warm

Dec 24, 2013
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Perhaps Christmas is about something more, perhaps it is about staying warm. Never in my life I have seen such a destructive beauty. We have been covered with ice. Every tree in Aurora looks like a crystal tree. Millions of icicles hanging off the roofs. Fallen trees. This is all for the eyes, and for the ears the crackling noises when the wind blows.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


Since Saturday Aurora is covered in ice. Many had power outages and some still don’t have it restored. Perhaps Christmas this year is about something more. It is about staying warm.

We don’t realize how much we rely on the electricity, not until there is none.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


Today sun came out but because it was so cold even in the sun ice would not budge off the trees. Branches are covered at least with one centimeter of ice. With small wind and the weight of the ice the dry and brittle branches are at risk.

We have tree on the back that is still standing. But it did creep down about one foot down over night with the second rain. Luckily branches are more flexible and holding on strong. But there is something more, observe closely, ice in some instances is the one that is holding branches up.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


This years Christmas is definitely a memory keep sake. We all will remember the ice storm and those who lost power will remember even more.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


So what’s happening here on my blog except the wicked ice storm and iced Aurora. Not much still going strong but things are changing around me just like Aurora is. Buildings going down and buildings going up.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario


This blog is my journey with Matthew and Matthew is not a baby or a toddler anymore. He is a boy who talks and thinks a lot.

This is one of our conversations just in time for the Boxing day.

While I was making breakfast this morning Matthew was studying 2013 calendar.
‘Hey Mom’ – Matthew came to the kitchen and got my attention.
‘Yes’ – I replied.
‘Did you know that we can box on December 26th’ – he stated and put his two fists up.

Have yourself a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy your time with family and friends because it’s precious. Perhaps Christmas is about something more.

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario

Ice Storm 2013, Town of Aurora, Ontario



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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.

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