Aspen trees thrive in the foothills of the Eastern Rockies. While many other deciduous trees can not handle the sudden temperature shifts of the climate in Western Alberta. The temperature may change by more than 30 degrees celsius in a number of hours due to the warm winds called Chinooks. Aspens are superbly adapted to the environment and on days when the frost comes they are beautiful.
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Here is what you should know about winter in Canada. It is cold. You will encounter snow and ice. You will see your breath when you breathe. Your face may hurt, the days are short and the nights long. And when the snow falls and blankets the ground and trees it is peaceful and beautiful and it is still cold.
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The first hours or days after a snowfall, before the wind strips the snow from the branches, the coniferous trees are dressed in elegant blankets of snow. there is a majestic beauty, a sense of purity with the new snow. Among the trees, the world is peaceful, still and lovely.
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