autumn splendour

Friday, December 28, 2012

blizzard weather







This was our back door during the blizzard last night.  The wind was from the east and this door faces west so all the snow landed on the back of the house.   

It's interesting how different each storm is.

This one blew strong and the snow was shaped  into large drifts.  The wind howled and licked at the snow sending it into every crack between doors.
The house creaked and the large living room window groaned under the pressure.
I had candles lit just in case we lost power.



Frosty is still standing but surrounded by drifts of fresh white snow.

We got about 25 cm. of snow in some areas.
It's difficult to tell how much because of the drifting.



The wind blew whorls around things like the
maple tree.


More drifting in the side yard.



By late morning the sky was clearing some.





Murray had his work cut out for him.

The wind has shifted to the northwest this evening and is blowing the light snow around.

I'm glad we don't have to leave the house tonight.

We'll watch a movie ~ perhaps one of the old James Bond ones we bought yesterday with Sean Connery as Mr. Bond.  ;)

How was your day?
Did you get snow or rain or is it sunny?
Did you go shopping for after-Christmas sales?
Did you take down your Christmas tree and trimmings yet?

this afternoon about 5:00

As you can see we are still enjoying our tree and trimmings for a few more days.

I hope you have a great weekend.  It's still the holidays and people are still visiting so stay safe while out and about.

Blessings,

Pamela

22 comments:

  1. Wow! It sure looks pretty...from here! The drifting and swirling is so neat. I love the pretty formations it made on your back door, too. I bought groceries today and hope to stay home this weekend and put some things away and get organized! Happy weekend...stay warm!

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  2. Thanks for those wonderful pictures. What a snow!

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  3. yes your photos are wonderful of the snow and inside your big window ---so cozy! The snow must be nice especially if you don't have to go out. Enjoy --the drifts look so pretty!

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  4. We had some good drifts too and the snow is pretty from the inside. Like how you captured the blue hour in the last photo Pamela and the first photo of your backdoor is post card worthy.
    I usually take the tree and Christmas things down January 1 but leave all the winter decor of snowflakes and snowmen until the end of March.
    We did venture out today for lunch at Milestones (do you have this chain in your province?) as the roads were fine.
    Judith

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  5. Glad you're keeping warm in the storm. The snow plow is clearing our road now after our before Christmas snowfall. It's -19.5 but we are going to our son's house this evening so it will be good to get a breath of fresh air. Happy New Year Pamela!

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  6. So pretty if one doesn't think about the things that could happen...like a power outage. Even my Texas friend who was purely tickled to have snow for Christmas was far less pleased when the power went out. Your snowman looks happy to see his friends! Murray has a big driveway to clear with a blower. John uses the plow and shovel power. Ai yi yi...

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  7. beautiful snowy shots. i love sean connery as james bond ... he's my favorite bond man. we are suppose to get some snow tonight. not sure how much though. stay warm. enjoy some hot cocoa. ( :

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  8. Wow, you got a lot of snow. We had our first significant snowfall yesterday and it looks like it will stay, more is expected tomorrow.

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  9. Beautiful white Pamela . . . Enjoy! We Are still in the green . . .

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  10. There was snow here Wed. night, but only 10 cm or so. I'd heard the storm was heading your way, Pamela. Your photos show the beauty of the season; I really like the one of the lone tree.

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  11. Pamela, how lovely the snow looks. We have about 8 inches here. Not much drifting and the sun shone making it glisten today. Sure is a beautiful sight. Thank goodness they keep the roads cleared. Hubby and I went to the Hobbit yesterday. Today I took down the family room tree. Almost finished, but I left some Winter decor out.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  12. I say this very quietly but I do wish for a bit of a blizzard here. I feel so bad saying that since it is not me that has to get out the equipment to clear the farm yard...but oh it is so pretty from indoors. Love your door photo and the one where the sky is starting to clear.

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  13. Pamela
    I know blizzards can be a real pain, but they are so beautiful to look at!
    Your back door made for a pretty photo.

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  14. Beautiful shots! The drifts remind me of my grandparent's farm in Michigan during the winter. I love the photo of the lone tree and blue sky!

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  15. We got that storm too! It looks like we are going to have a snowy winter here in Eastern Canada.

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  16. What a snow storm...that's both beautiful, and not so lovely.

    I've been taking some time off....I needed a good break away from things.....

    Hopefully soon I will be back.

    Jen

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  17. I love snow pictures. You did get quite a bit. We are expecting about 25 cm tonight and into tomorrow. We will enjoy our Christmas tree until the New Year. I have candles like yours in all our front windows. I love them. They create such a warm welcoming glow from the outside. Wishing you and Murray a blessed New Year!!

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  18. It's looking mighty pretty over there...blizzard and all! Enjoy the last few days of the year...all nice and cozy and out of the storm.

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  19. Wow my friend you did get a lot of snow from that storm. I know it was headed to the Maritimes and I thought of you. I woke up this morning and it was snowing and it snowed all day up until this evening around 5:00. We might as well settle in for a long winter nap! I have been taking down most of our Christmas stuff, but the family trees stays until New Years. Diane

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  20. It has been a snowy December hasn't it? I absolutely love snow; the way it does such amazing things in blanket form as well as each individual flake.

    Did you get shaped flakes or the little fuzzy balls? We haven't had blizzard conditions so I don't know which form of snow comes in such storms.

    Love your photographs. Lovely!

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  21. Once again, beautiful photos!
    We have a fair bit of snow here too in Ontario but it looks like a winter wonderland...so pretty!
    Happy Holidays!
    Joanne

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  22. This photos are the most beautiful! I miss the winter wonderland so much from my NYC C'mases from way back. Thank you for your lovely visit my sweet friend, always so kind and generous. Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.
    FABBY

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