This is a shot I sent to Instagram last Monday night, while I was walking as the night was falling. I was attracted to how the dark blue in the sky was gradually turning black.
I took the photo along Military Road, near Government House, as I was heading to Bannerman Park to meet up with Nick's Scout group as they finished an "urban hike" around the neighbourhood. It was a great evening for it.
Across from the Confederation Building (that is, right across the Parkway) is a field that is largely obscured from the road. I trek through there every now and again when I'm walking home from work, depending on where I have to go. I saw these three trees a few weeks ago, and made an Instagram snap of it.
I was working today, so I missed out on the impromptu walk that Nick suggested today on Signal Hill. Martha went with him, and while it didn't last as long as it might have (it was incredibly cold, they both reported), it was evidently inspiring. Martha took this picture along the way.
A little bit of snow fell overnight - sugar frosting on the trees, as Martha put it. Enough to make it seem like winter again, and not even close to the amount we'd need to worry about (although the forecast has that possibility looming).
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.