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Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring - Day 1

Well at least the sun is shining today, and the glare off the snow drifts is almost blinding, but very welcome.
I wasn't going to take any more snow pictures, but then changed my mind, in order to share how much snow we now have around our house.

I had to shovel a path to the tractor for the Captain

There is a road out there, somewhere

This poor old tree is sure taking a beating

These pictures don't really how high this pile is,
but if I stand on the other side it is about twice my hight.


The calendar says today is the first day of spring,
but the scene outside my windows says uh uh.
Would you believe there is a rain/snow event
headed our way on the weekend.
It should be very.......interesting........oh yeah....
interesting.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

S is for......

S is for the sun that is not shining....
                        N is for a night of falling flakes
O is for the overtired shovellers
                        W is for waiting for Spring to awake.

Everyone I have spoken to lately says the same thing. They are weary, weary, weary of the snow that keeps falling. At this rate, it will be July before all the drifts have melted.

We had a storm on Sunday, and then another one last night and today. One news headline said, Nova Scotia is closed.' It is March break in the province, and I think many families, if they were able, have flown to warmer climes. For those of us left behind to weather the weather, well, we wish we were wading in warm water, rather than shovelling snow.

Enough is enough we say, but nobody hears........they are all out digging tunnels to get out of their driveway. There has been cancellation after cancellation. At least we had a day in between to get out and get groceries.

The first day of Spring is March 20th!!!!!!!! Ha!!!!!!

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I started this post this morning, and it has snowed all day, and is still snowing. The wind is blowing the snow around and the drifts are getting higher and higher. PEI and parts of New Brunswick are also getting hammered. When will it all end? 

I think the snow is now above my dryer vent, so washing and drying will have to wait a day or two. At least our power has managed to stay on, and for that I am very thankful. I don't know why but these storms seem to sap my small amount of energy. Tomorrow will bring with it much shovelling, especially at the doors. I'm glad the back door opens inward, or we would never get out. Hopefully the Captain will get the tractor moving to clear the driveway.

No pictures because I just can't take any more storm photos. We will see what tomorrow brings, though the weather person says more wind and blowing snow........ 


Friday, March 6, 2015

Two Events...

Last weekend, the surrounding communities got together for a Winter Carnival of sorts. It was a first attempt at getting the folks together to have some fun at this frigid time of year.
There was skiing, snow shoeing, lunch, music and a camp fire at the end. The snow sculptures took a while to do, since the snow was crunchy, hard to shape, and frozen to the point that it had to be chopped to produce some. One community did a great job producing this...



I should have stood back farther in order to get the whole thing in, but it was a tractor
pulling a wagon full of straw. The carved out seat was a winner with the little ones, and
of course those with cameras.

This one made me chuckle. It is a Snow Bank

It was a chilly day but the sun shone and those who attended really enjoyed it.
Three communities came together to do this and I guess there are hopes to try it 
again next year.

Unfortunately for me, I only stayed for a few hours, but was convinced by P to just
put the snow shoes on and give it a try.....so I did...
managing to do about 20 steps, with P hanging on to me so I wouldn't fall.
He told me I would get 5 points, just for participating.
(I came home after ward, and fell asleep on the couch for a while..oh dear.)
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The next day was my eldest granddaughter's 18th birthday, and we were able to
get together for a family lunch to celebrate. Hard to believe that wee baby I held in
my arms is now 18. Where do the years go. I know everybody says that when their
children and grandchildren grow up. 



A special day in the life of a special young lady whom I love dearly.
Her birthday is also a sign of spring for me.
Waiting patiently for her sister's birthday in April!!!!

The sun is shining today, and if I don't go out in the frigid temps, it is beautiful. Well,
even if I do go out it is still beautiful, and I know in my heart, this too will pass.

Have a good day wherever you are.
Hope the sun is shining on you.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More snow....


Here we go again.....


Heavy, wet snow....


Birds and squirrels hunt for seeds


Laden branches blow....


Hanging very low....

House bound once again.....
This winter's been 'too much'...
O Spring, I ache for you
Come quickly
I miss you so!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Found It....

Well, things go from bad to worse. You know the post I thought I lost, well, I published it on the Barney and Belinda blog. I do not know what I am going to do with myself. If there hadn't been a comment about the snow, it would have taken me a while to discover what I had done. Oh, Bonnie, what is next?

Here are a few more pictures. Wait.... let me check to make sure I'm in the right blog..... Yes. Okay.

School has been cancelled here for the third day. Some of the back roads haven't been plowed I guess, and others have huge drifts blocking parts of the roads.

The Captain plowed the driveway yesterday, and I did a bit of shovelling. Feeling it a bit today in my arms and back, but not as bad as I thought it might be.


There is a road there somewhere beyond the little building

Before

After


Sadie inspecting the snow drift on her porch
and waiting for me to clear the rest of it.

And, just to make sure that the day didn't go by without doing something
silly, I decided to shovel a bit, while I cooked potatoes........
not a good idea......especially when I turned on the wrong burner.


It's a good thing that I couldn't shovel for a long time.
I shared this picture on fb and found that others have done
the same thing. I don't think I'll admit that I have done this
before.

Sometimes I think my life is a comedy of errors.

That's all for now.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Has Won....

I really can't believe that I just spent a half hour writing up a post with pictures, about the snow storm that began over night Saturday and has left us in a closed down scenario for three days......and then....
didn't save it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just can't rewrite it......I'm cheesed off with myself.......

I'll just say that the snow has won, and I have 'snow brain' and

I will just show you the pictures of what it was like here Sunday and yesterday.

Now....just make sure, after you get the pictures on here to hit 'publish'.......








Ok, managed that now......save this thing so you don't have to do it a third time..........

I think that is it for today......Sadie says, "Chin up, Spring is coming"

Friday, February 6, 2015

Quite a Week!

It has been quite a week, give or take a few days. The days all run in together during weeks like this past one.

We have had one snow storm after another. Snow, snow and more snow, mixed in with a bit of rain, rising and falling temperatures and ice on the roads. Road reports from Halifax early this morning told of buses sliding sideways on hills and cars off the road. Our area schools, in fact most schools in the province are closed today.

I cancelled our choir practice last night because of impending weather, and I am glad I did. I figured that even if one lived close to the church, they were still taking a chance on the roads. Ours is still snow covered and I imagine there is ice underneath.
The oil man just came to fill our tank. I am thankful that our daughter had cleared a way to it. Before she started, you couldn't see the tank.

I had decided last Sunday, that I was going to withdraw from activities this week. Picked a good one. All activities were cancelled because of storms. Oh well, I did take time off from FB and Twitter, and didn't read as many blogs as I usually do. In fact, I didn't do much this past week. Most days, I just thought about doing things.  Energy had packed her bags and left, and in her place pain and depression had moved in. However, I am on my way to recovery once again. This up and down stuff is a ridiculous way to spend one's days, but I guess it is better than the alternative, although there have been times when I didn't think that way. BUT, I got past that way of thinking too.

I didn't feel much like taking pictures of the snow, but this morning I decided to put a few here.

Poor birdies. It's been hard to get feed to them.

On a few occasions I just threw the seed on the snow.

It is difficult to really see the amount of snow.
The driveway was plowed yesterday.


There is a Mourning Dove almost in the middle of the picture,
but it is hard to see.
Sadie is doing ok, and I am too.