Past post from Friday January 22, 2010 on the Cape Breton Living Blog on Blogspot website.
Today’s Photo of the Week on the Cape Breton Living website is of a beautiful, serene scene view across a small pond in L’Ardoise. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago after a light snow covered the ground and everything else that sits above it. Today the pond is frozen and a great spot for the young ones (and mature ones too) to skate, in the open air. I was happy to see 3 or 4 kids out skating on the ice shooting a puck in a net they dragged onto the ice on the pond. They played until dark and came back again the next few days while the weather permits them to enjoy the ice and the great outdoors. Only a few days before, a few guys were out there on the ice, spearing for eels. Another great winter event for sure. The only problem with this, was the way they left most of the smooth clean ice surface with guck and black branches and wood that was raked from the bottom of the pond making it look like a war zone. Not only did it deface what might as well be our front yard, but the chance to do any skating there on that section of the pond a very difficult thing to do. I’m not sure if it was their plan to leave a corner of the pond for those who might want to enjoy a bit of skating, but I was glad to see the kids able to do so after all.
Cape Breton Island is a small island on the northeast tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. No matter where you are on this picturesque island, no matter where you look, one will find a picture perfect occasion to capture a slice of Nova Scotia’s masterpiece.
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