12/13/2013 07:41 EST | Updated 12/13/2013 07:43 EST

Calgary Hoar Frost: Nenshi Asks For PHOTOS And Calgarians Abide

Sabrina Leigh

He's always been more Pied Piper than Frosty the Snowman.

But when Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi reached out to his people and asked them to share with him their photos of Calgary in its winter glory, they not only complied but helped paint a picture of the city in all its frosty sparkle.

And oblige they did...

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Calgarians, as well as Albertans as a whole, have been shut in under feet of snow and unusually cold temperatures, making it hard for many to look around and appreciate the beauty that's descended around them.

These photos change all that.

Click through the slideshow to see some of the photos Calgarians tweeted out to Nenshi.

Calgary Hoar Frost