Winter’s beauty along Highway 17

"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad in radiance." - William Sharp

snow scene in mid north Ontario

We recently went back to my hometown for a few days. While we were travelling on Highway 17, I snapped photos of the freshly fallen snow. Everything was so pristine and quietly beautiful.

It was quite the transition from the city with its bare lawns and drab colours. Just a couple of hours on the road in a northwesterly direction, we came upon scene after scene of wondrous beauty.

There is certainly lots of inspiration here for art work in the months to come.

We are back in Ottawa and it is raining. Very dreary but still lots of time for snow! Our winters are often seemingly endless so I don't mind waiting for our own winter splendours.

freshly fallen snow in mid north Ontario
freshly fallen snow in mid north Ontario
fresh snow in mid north Ontario
ontario sign
snow covered trees

6 thoughts to “Winter’s beauty along Highway 17”

  1. Wow, Louise, très belles photos. Vous avez eu belle route, de la neige seulement sur les arbres, c’est le paradis !!
    Suis heureuse pour vous !! Ici, on nous annonce une belle tempête pour cette nuit…

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