Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It's Still Snowing

We woke to find that the snow squalls had left another 5-6" on the driveway.  We headed out to start cleaning up, but before we got started, another neighbour appeared with his big snowblower and did the work for us!  This neighbours here are ready and willing to help each other!

The Goldfinch were around much of the morning until eventually I put on the little snowshoes and slogged out to fill the feeders again.  The snowshoes just disappeared in the white fluff as I walked; it's at least 2 feet deep on the level now.

The neighbour's cedar hedge is covered, 

as are the next neighbour's trees.

Eventually I made a snowy expedition downtown to the drugstore.  The town is snowed in, as if it's frozen in place.  Snowbanks everywhere are 3-4' high; the downtown sidewalks are only half their normal width.  Even our own front snowbank extends 5' out into the street.  Not sure where they're going to put all the white stuff!  But the waves just keep on rolling in relentlessly.

I did stop at the shore for a few pictures, and sensibly had put on my mukluks.  Never-the-less they disappeared as the snow rose above my knees while I struggled 50' to the shoreline.  Dark grey ominous waves were rolling in, with no horizon in sight out in the bay, just a blurred change from grey waves to grey sky.

The boulders closest to the water were covered in ice.  Don't want to get too close to that waterline!

An arctic wind was blowing, so I didn't stay long to take pictures, but I got a few more photos to add to my collection on the moods of Georgian Bay.  The forecast is for more of the same for another entire week, while temperatures hover between -20 and -10°C.  The polar vortex has arrived.

18 comments:

  1. That is amazing the amount of snow you have! I hope this isn't going to be the story for the whole winter!

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  2. Yikes! That is a LOT of snow. Love those boulder pictures, though. Glad you're now warm and dry. :-)

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  3. Oh my looks so beautiful , brings back memories I have of many years ago, Thanks for the rest pictures and sharing glad we here and not there.

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  4. It sure has. Great time to stay inside!

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  5. Freezing!!!! Love those photos, keep on your feet, do not sink, and on no account slip in and have to heave yourself out of a snowdrift. Neighbours, worth way more than any weight in gold.

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  6. I was thinking "don't get too close to the edge!"
    Pretty pictures, but i can almost feel the cold from here!

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  7. You certainly are having some extreme snow levels and freezing temperatures up your way. The word 'brutal' comes to mind. Yes, one has to be very careful in taking pictures around snow covered slippery rocks along the shoreline alright. Good for you though in getting out to grab a few photos.

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  8. Wow, your photos gave me goosebumps. The snow along the shore looks beautiful. Lovely images. Stay warm and safe. Have a happy day!

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  9. We don't have but a skim-maybe an inch of snow, but we have come cold temps!

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  10. your images are really spectacular - you know how i love the snow!! and how nice that you have new, helpful and kind neighbors!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness--now that is snow!! We NEVER get anything like that. (Well in 2008 we did but that was it) Beautiful shots. Thank goodness for nice neighbors
    MB

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  12. A fall into those waters would end you. We got a good deal of snow over Christmas, with cold but clear conditions since then.

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  13. Looks a bit chilly down by the water. Watch the ice along the edge, or you'll get ice encased yourself.

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  14. Goodness!
    That is a lot of snow ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. More beautiful winter pictures but it sure does look cold.

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  16. I have not experience two feet of snow for quite a few years. The shorelines are beautiful shots. My birds are slow to become interested in the feeder. I didn't get it out soon enough.

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  17. We have about a foot. Supposed to be having another major storm right now, but I don't think so. Still dark out, but I don't hear any storm!

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