While there are a number of charming old houses in the area, there are also many neglected or derelict ones, not without their own eccentric charms.
Although this old house has sadly experienced a fire at some point in her past, leaving her gaping windows looking as if her mascara has badly run, she is still putting up a good front, with lovely colours and a jaunty feather sticking out of her cap.
With so much snow, it's not surprising that some people have left up their outdoor Christmas decorations. In fact, it is not uncommon for some folks to leave them out all year round, which seems to demonstrate an optimism in still being around next year. Or, I guess if you're not, you won't really care that last year's Christmas decorations are still up.
Here's another colourful structure, freshly shorn of its roof full (rooful?) of snow. Shovelling the roof of one's house is the latest Albert County sport this winter. I think it may even be overtaking snowmobiling in popularity, perhaps because a shovel is much more affordable than a skidoo. (Just so you know, I don't indulge in either "sport.")
Somebody was obviously gripped by Inukshuk Fever and built an entire snow fence of them along the edge of their property.
Well, things do tend to be reduced to the "bear" necessities during a long snowy winter of hibernation.