The storm hit us full on, starting Wednesday morning. It was late Friday by the time it stopped. It's hard to say how much we got, but roads and schools were closed, and much of our downtown was shut down. This storm was accompanied by high winds, so it drifted, piling deep in some places and only reaching about 18" in others.
The snowblowers and shovels have been busy. This snowbank beside our driveway is over 3 feet deep. The first foot of that pile was bare grass on Tuesday! If I was 8 again, I'd be digging a snowfort!
It's hard to get a photo that shows how deep the snow is, but I thought I'd share a few photos of our Heron/Stork/Ostrich in the garden to try and capture the deepening white stuff. This is our Ostrich today.
Back on Jan. 16th, winter had been quite moderate and its head was still above ground.
Then in early February the snow started to accumulate and winter started to look almost normal as its head disappeared.
After Wednesday's snow it looked like this, only a small tuft of the grass showing above the snow. Our Ostrich is entirely buried; hope it's ok under there! Compare this to the third picture above.
Then today I looked out and there was no trace even of that top shred of the grass stem. I'll let you know how it survived once the snow disappears. I seems that will happen soon; we have a week of above-freezing daytime temperatures coming up.
I begin to understand why there are so few ostriches in Canada.ReplyDelete
Wow! That is a LOT of snow, and I did enjoy seeing the ostrich, while he was visible. Fingers crossed he's found an air pocket! :-)ReplyDelete
Wow, you really got walloped. We only got about 10 cm downtown here in Toronto.ReplyDelete
It looks like what we usually get in February. Instead we warmed up. It won't stay warm and we have blizzards in March. You have a lot of snow. It is hard to photograph it but seeing it on the roofs of the neighbors does help to see you have too much.ReplyDelete
The ostrich will have to wait.ReplyDelete
That is a lot of snow! Nice to see all the pictures.ReplyDelete
I am no envious at all! That is a more snow than I would want to deal with.ReplyDelete
It feels like winter came late and then with a vengeance!ReplyDelete
You got snow! AND a good amount of it too!ReplyDelete
That's a lotta snow!!!! I have totally changed my ideas of living where we get snow by the back door, the ostrich will survive, up North every Canadian is made of stern stuff!!!ReplyDelete
Hello, that is a lot of snow. The Ostrich is lost. I hope your day is great, wishing you a happy new week ahead!ReplyDelete
You sure got a lot more snow than we did just a hundred miles or so south of you. I think your neighborhood is more susceptible to drifting than ours with so many trees around. Sure makes we cold winter folks really appreciate the coming Spring weather. Canadian Ostriches are well known for their toughness in Winter conditions and I'm sure yours will be just fine. Tough old birds them Ostriches.ReplyDelete
What a leap year surprise with that snowfall. Here, in NH, we have had a relatively mild winter with the largest snow amount being under 8 inches. Building a snow fort would have been my thought too if much younger.ReplyDelete
I'm going to believe that the ostrich is still under that snow and that he is finding things to eat! :)ReplyDelete
Crazy Ontario weather, you never know what (or when) you'll get hit!
Looks good. I remember when we used to get snow like that, not anymore. Your ostrich just stuck it's head beneath the snow instead of sand (of course they really don't do that, but it makes a nice metaphor).ReplyDelete
Now that is winter. We barely get down to 0 C in central Texas.ReplyDelete