Sunday, January 19, 2020

Snowy Day

This time the weather forecasters got it right as they told us we'd be getting heavy snow making driving a nightmare.  It started snowing early in the morning and when it got dark 10 hours later it was still snowing.  Altogether about a foot I think, and it's snowing again this morning.  If the world outside was white before it's really white now!

Looking out over the golf course yesterday during the heavy snow you couldn't see far at all.

The big Sugar Maple was a ghostly haze through the huge falling flakes.

Closer to home snow was accumulating on the evergreens and the big deciduous branches.

Our resident Christmas reindeer was looking cold.

And yes, our ostrich sculpture does have its head in the snow now.

Taking pictures to show the depth of freshly fallen snow is notoriously difficult unless you can find something that will provide contrast in the snow.  Here you can probably see the shaded foot of snow on the deck just because of that contrast. 

It's actually nice to have some proper winter finally, 'cause I know we have to endure at least some of this snowy weather that makes getting out in a wheelchair so difficult.  Sooner we get it over with the better!  And it gives our friendly neighbours a chance to demonstrate their willingness to help.  Last night one neighbour came and blew out our driveway halfway through the storm so our caregiver could get in (never mind that he never got here because they hadn't plowed the roads, we were ready for him)!  And this morning another neighbour came and blew a path up our driveway since our own snowblowing man hadn't got here yet.  Small town friendliness.


  1. What a great bunch of neighbors!

  2. Glad you were Safe inside Enjoying this Winter Wonderland.

    It's about time.

  3. Suddenly the weather guru says it's time for a huge snowfall. That misty look, and tree trunk contrast gives an idea of how white it really is., Hope you cope with being constrained inside. However... Good sewing days for Mrs F.G.

  4. Sounds like you have many good neighbours.
    Stay safe and warm.

    All the best Jan

  5. Great snow pics!Hope you have the caregivers arriving okay now!

  6. We don't have as much snow as you but it is snowing here now and very COLD. We missed church tonight because of it tonight!
    Nice to be inside in a warm house.

  7. Beautiful snow scenes. I'm glad you have helpful neighbors.

  8. That is a LOT of snow. I'm so glad your neighbors are helping you out like that. :-)

  9. That is a bunch of fresh snow. Ours is all gone now. Last sunday we got fresh overnight to a total of about 10 inches and then the temps warmed up and by Yesterday it was all gone. Oh some in the shady areas but yesterday the temp got up to 54degrees F.
    Love the Nuthatches in last post. We have the Red-breasted Nuthatch here.

  10. Your snowfall was heavier than ours and you got more snow than we did. The hazards of being further north I guess. Always good to have caring neighbors.

  11. Good attitude about the weather and winter. I don't miss it but if it is going to snow, it may as well do it rather than the little bits here and there making it slushy and dirty. (I'm trying here to help!) haha.

  12. Good of your neighbours!

    We got the same storm coming through here.

  13. Well done. It's been quite a time for you.