Sunday, February 10, 2013

A blast of winter - February 8th

The winter of 2012 was uneventful, but a winter storm snapped us back to reality on February 8th.
Heavy snowfall and strong winds reminded us what Canadian winters are all about.
Part way thru the storm I went out to shovel the walkway and the snow was over my boots!
 The wind was blowing snow and people were advised not to travel
It snowed and blew through the night. In the morning, the snow was deep and the sun was shining.
My basement window
I wish I had a photo of the snow blocking the doorway when it was opened. The snow was piled up as high as the door handle! After we dug our way out, it took several hours before the driveway was clear and walkways were done. I brought a fresh supply of firewood into the house and then went outside to enjoy the sunny day. For only the second time in 10 years I strapped on the snowshoes and went for a little walk.
The new snow sure makes everything look fresh and clean, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. It was a big storm. Today everything is sparkling in the sun. It took ages to get dug out. Wondering how long it will last as lots of rain is forecast for Monday.