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Monday, December 15, 2008


Just a quick posting ~ We managed to dig out our driveway which was 11 inches deep with snow ~ Later I'll do some measuring and see how many cubic centimetres of snow that was!!

Today the roads are icy, the school buses are not running, but we are expected to go to work. The sun is supposed to come out, but it is -3 with a wind chill factor of -17 ~ quite unusually cold for this part of Canada, which all seems to be in a freezing state, living up to its stereotype :)

Here's a few pics from yesterday, in no particular order ~ the ruler measures 9 inches and the birds were taking turns at the bird feeder so I put out a dish of birdseed when the snow reached 11 inches on the back deck, and then they could share.

You can see how icy our street is ~ hopefully the roads have been sanded, but I'll just drive carefully, and once I get to the main road, I should be OK. Anyway, on with the day!


  1. Wow.
    I'm always impressed that people who live in snow still manage to go to work. When it rains, I just want to stay home and enjoy the rain!

  2. Thank you for the snowy views. It looks so lovely. I haven't lived in the snow for a long time (its work I know!) but I do like to see it.

  3. I can't say wow again can I!
    It's nice to look at but I'm thankful it's over there and not here! Take care. xx

  4. Beautiful snow... I like the pic where the birds are on the snow.

    Icy street? Must be really careful to walk on it... should pour a lot of salt :)

  5. Haha! I am totally with Nikki on this one. I will let you know what happens when we have our first snowfall...well actually, as I am not working I don't really have to go out ;)

  6. Nikki ~ I used to live about 700 miles north in the interior, and also when younger, lived on the prairies, so I spent quite some time in the "frozen north" where 8 months of the year were winter or thawing time! This is like a picnic in the park compared to that. However, it's different snow here since we are close to the ocean. Usually the first day out in it is a bit unnerving until it becomes second nature! I'd rather stay home, though :)

    Roomie ~ Glad you enjoyed the snowy views ~ I hope you don't get sick of them, but some years we don't even get any at all, so it's a good chance for photos :)

    Flighty ~ Sure you can say wow again ~ could stand for Winter Of Wonder, or White on White, or .... Just as well you're over there then, otherwise I'd throw a snowball atcha ~

    Selba ~ The birds must be having a tough time finding food under this snow ~ they do look kind of cute eating from their dish ~ they scattered the seeds all over the place today! They do sand and salt the roads here, but it can be treacherous nonetheless. I'll be careful, thanks :)

    Liv ~ But you have your lovely new boots to wear! It would be nice to stay home and enjoy it from the inside. The kids at school are having so much fun, and they come in all red apple cheeky, and smelling of fresh air ~ and covered from head to foot :)

  7. PS ~ Selba ~ I don't mean that the birds sand the road, when I say "they"! I meant the road crews :)

  8. Hehehe "red apple cheeky"? I love that.

    Anyway, you are right! Ironically. It snowed this morning (ok, but melting already), and I am planning to go out this afternoon in my new boots even though there's no snow on the ground now.