Light and Shadow


We woke this morning to a surprising amount of — ugh — new snow. Perhaps as a gift given to appease frazzled, spring-anxious nerves, many trees and shrubs were covered in a glistening layer of ice. When the sun caught the branches, the effect was dazzling. I snapped this photo in a hurry from the balcony.


Today, Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

Canada has one of the highest participation rates around the globe with over 150 cities participating. Many buildings and landmarks will turn off their lights. These include the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Toronto Eaton Centre, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Honest Ed’s in Ontario; the Olympic Flag, City Hall Clock and all buildings in which the City of Vancouver operate; and the MacDonald Bridge, City Hall, and Parade Square in Halifax.

It’s not too late to sign up!


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

9 thoughts on “Light and Shadow”

  1. It makes me proud to be Canadian when everyone I know is so committed to making a difference…I encourage everyone else of all countries to do the same.

  2. Trees against the sky are my favorite ….

    Thanks for the reminder, I am on the road and needed to be reminded.


  3. Wow, Nancy, that’s great news. I made my own small contribution on behalf of the town where I live…

    Thanks for coming over and commenting the other day.

  4. Ice, yikes! I appreciate the beauty of the photo, but not the chill…we sadly missed earth hour…I am thinking we can do it anyway, it will still save energy even if it wasn’t at the same time as everyone else…

  5. Hi Ki — thanks for stopping by! The official risk of frost here in the Annapolis Valley is generally the middle of May, for gardening purposes, but we have had light frosts later than that. However, we may also have very hot summers — we’re sort of a huge contradiction here. :)

  6. Oh hey! you mentioned it too! Sheesh, I should have popped over sooner. Delighted that you are spreading the good word too.

    Cheers in the dark,

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