Last Sunday morning I noticed it had started snowing. I figured it was just a few flurries, but was glad that I had gone to see Dad the day before in clear weather.
I was busy in the kitchen all day baking a birthday cake for my daughter, and the birthday meal, which at her request was lasagna. My son has also been requesting a certain quiche and I decided to make that on Sunday as well. While in the kitchen for the balance of the day making all this stuff, I watched the snow come down.
|spinach quiche for lunch|
The snow changed from happy little snowflakes dancing up, down and sideways in the light wind, to heavy, wet flakes that came down faster and faster.
Snow was piling up and clinging to the pine tree and everything else. The pine's boughs started to hang lower and lower as the day wore on and the snow continued to fall. It looked even worse out the front window. Traffic was slowing down and thinning as people realized it wasn't worth going out on the roads.
Because I'm a terrible planner, I still had to head over to the mall to buy my daughter's birthday gift. My husband came with me, and the mall was empty. Only a few people were in the stores, which was actually kind of nice. Our truck has 4 x 4, so it wasn't difficult to navigate the roads. We didn't see any snowplows even in the afternoon. I guess they were all at work on the major roads and highways.
By the end of the day we had a good amount of snow. I thought it was great because now I would have some entertainment for the daycare kids through the week (and it was great entertainment!).
But our paltry "dusting" of 20 cm of snow was put in perspective for me later in the week when Halifax was digging out of 70 cm of snow one day, and another 40 cm of snow the next. I love snow. But I gotta hand it to our eastern folks who really know what it means to cope with a Canadian snow storm.
|the last shot of the day taken through the kitchen window|
The snow is still with us, although it's been hardening with the sunshine melting it in the day and then it freezes again overnight. I took the kids tobogganing a few times, right up until we had an injury on the hill ... a spectacular spinning crash with grazed cheeks against the ice and snow and lots of tears. It has to happen at least once to kids here, but that was the end of our time on the hill. Now the hill is mostly ice and too dangerous for my little guys.
I hope you all had a great week! Today is sunny with a predicted high of 8C! Of course, with the high temperatures today, everyone figures that's it for winter. We'll see ...
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