Murray snow blowing our driveway this morning (Monday, March 30).
OK. Enough already! March is definitely going out like a lion here.
Friday is snowed lightly all day.
Saturday it was sunny and +8C and a gorgeous spring-like day.
The driveway was melting down again.
On Saturday at about 7:30 in the evening it was almost dark and I saw an animal on the deck railing. At first I thought it was a cat ~ a huge cat. Then I saw it was a raccoon and he was trying to get at the bird feeder hanging on the shepherd's hook. I scared him off then got my camera and took this pic of him going around the side of the garage.
Mr. Raccoon - looking very fat after hibernating all winter.
I think he lives in the barn nearby. Last summer there were 5 of them. I wonder how many survived the winter? I guess I'll be bringing the bird feeders in every evening now. :(
tick tick tick tick x millions..... and the wind.
That's the sound of ice pellets on our house the past 2 days.
Sunday morning we woke up to a fresh snowfall of about 11cm. (5 inches) and the east wind was blowing. We went to church and when we got out at noon it was changing over to ice pellets. That continued most of the past 36 hours to add another 10 cm. on top of the snow.
This morning the back deck looked like this. Think piles of salt. That's just what this stuff looks and feels like.
I shovelled part of it off. It took me a good 30 minutes because the snow/ice pellet mix was so heavy (I'm guessing 10 pounds per shovel full). I had to take small scoops (x 50 or so) and throw it as far as I could. The snow bank behind the deck is almost 6 feet deep now.
after I shovelled
See Mr. Squirrel on the railing?
I guess we are fortunate as parts of the province are without power tonight due to freezing rain for the past day and a half.
Oh and there's another 10 - 25 cm. of snow and ice pellets coming tonight and tomorrow in some parts of the province! About 10 - 15 for us.
Tomorrow is April. I expect April will probably be like March normally is and bring more snow, rain, wind and a nice day or two here and there to remind us that it is spring. I've heard the word Sprinter being tossed around as a new season. Spring/winter. Get it? :)
Before I post this I'll update the weather at 7:18 pm. It's now snowing and the wind is blowing it around like a blizzard.
I hope the weather is better where you are.
Have a nice cozy evening.