January 2, 2011
I associate the New Year`s celebration with our decorated tree, the smell of fresh tangerines, and champagne. A long time ago, snow and frost was in the list of associations. I can`t quite imagine the atmosphere at New Year`s Eve somewhere in a warm place, like Chile. It would be interesting to try it once.
Lately, nature has been giving us surprises. This year, several of our friends couldn't take their flight back to Toronto because of the weather. Only one family was lucky in that instance. They were stranded in Vienna for three days, and they were put in a five-star hotel. They ended up enjoying themselves in the beautiful Austrian capital. The other friends that got stuck somewhere like that didn't have quite as much fun.
On January 1st, the atmosphere in High Park wasn`t very much like New Year`s Day, but it was still magical. There was a thick fog for the whole day. We ended up taking an excellent walk, and relaxing after our New Year`s celebration. All the snow has melted, leaving only the memories from in my older photos.