The days have been getting longer, the sun a bit warmer and several times over the past month the snow has all vanished. But winter is not yet over; not by a long shot! Intense flurries on Thursday and Friday dropped about 12 centimetres of snow and then the really cold winds came late Friday. Early Saturday morning the temperature dropped to minus 28 degrees C, a record for the date here, and then to minus 29 degrees C this morning, also a record for the date. Last year was colder in February but not on these particular days.
It was the kind of cold which makes the snow squeak as you walk on it and your nose feel sticky as you breeze. But it has been sunny which makes it much easer to take. The cold made it difficult to take pictures when outdoors, but here are a few: