Winter appears to have arrived here today, with snow all day on and off, getting quite heavy this evening. And the forecast suggests no temperatures above freezing for the forseeable future. We have 5 or 6" on the ground now.
It started gently this morning, with a dusting of snow on the ground from yesterday.
But then it started blowing in quite steadily. It appears snow does not 'fall' here, it blows in horizontally! Hopefully the wind will help blow it all away so I don't have to shovel too much.
I have discovered that the local cemetery provides a nice walk. It has two approach lanes through the forest, and then some mature trees in the cemetery itself. By the time I got here after lunch, there was several inches of white stuff.
I always think the snow on the headstones makes it interesting. It takes me just about 40 minutes to walk all the way around, and the roads are in good shape, but of course have no traffic. Makes for a peaceful walk.
Down at the shore it was white too, and Georgian Bay was just a white haze in the distance.
In late afternoon it came down heavily for awhile. The tall spruce across the road were a haze behind the heavy snowfall. Waiting to see how much will be on the ground in the morning.