Our deck and pergola around 7:30 Wednesday evening. It was so pretty.
Sleigh bells ring....are you listening....
It started around 6 on Wednesday evening and stopped late morning the next day. We got 30 cm of snow. I even measured the snow on the picnic table to prove it.
Around 7:30 Thursday morning.
As the sun came up behind cloudy and snowy skies we found a winter wonderland.
There's my wood ruler measuring the snow at 11 inches on the picnic table. LOL
It looks like the adirondack chair has been upholstered in cotton batting or, perhaps a snowman fell asleep in it. :)
So, of course, I had to take my camera outside for a little walkabout in the yard and capture some pretty snow pictures.
The container on the front deck is looking very festive now. So much prettier with snow on it.
This is probably my favourite shot. It's our neighbours yard which has changed a lot from last year as Tropical Storm Arthur took down their two huge Manitoba maples in July. It's still beautiful though and the wreath around the wood swan planter on the bench makes a nice focal point along with the cedar rail corner fence.
And another season of this has started. I did my share of shovelling the front deck, along with the stairs and a direct route to the backdoor on the back deck. I'm paying for it today with sore muscles and sciatica. I think it's time to buy that mini snow blower for the back deck don't you? We haven't even touched the rest of the snow on it. Yet.
This is the lighted snowman on the back deck. I thought it looked like Marge Simpson last night with the snow pile up on the snowman's hat and the blue lights. LOL
I went to town today for our Black Friday here in Canada. The traffic was crazy and the streets and parking lots busy and still snow packed and icy from the storm. I mostly just looked and didn't really buy much. I just can't get in the mood for it and feel so overwhelmed when I get in a store or the mall. Do you get overwhelmed with shopping this time of year? I am hoping to get to the farmers markets on a Saturday and buy local products. There are a lot of beautiful home made products that I would enjoy giving as gifts rather than imported things from the box stores. I think it's really good to support our local economy and those who work hard to produce things right here at home. How about you? What do you think of this idea?
Well, I expect my American friends are filled with turkey and pie after Thanksgiving and I hope that you had a great day with family and friends. Enjoy the weekend.