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Thursday, February 25, 2016

weird wacky weather




Sunset on Sunday past.

We have been having some really weird weather here again this week.  Monday and Tuesday were sunny and nice but Wednesday it snowed then we had freezing rain for hours.

The full snow moon on Monday evening at sunset was so beautiful and orange when it first came up. I wish all the wires weren't in the way.  Note the brown field across the valley.  We had very little snow left since last week's rain and mild temperatures.

Another deer picture....or two....

I took these on Wednesday morning just as it was starting to snow.  There were almost 40 deer all over the field.  I couldn't count them all as they kept moving around and hiding in little dips.

Lots of Goldfinches at the feeders yesterday too.  The males are starting to get their brighter yellow plumage for spring.  :)

Do you see how 'yellow' it looks in this photo?  At sunrise (behind the fog and clouds) this morning the light had a yellowish tint and looked kind of eerie.  Then I heard thunder.  Yes, thunder in February.  The temperature was 1C and the storm system from the south was hitting the cold one so we had thunderstorms with lightning for a couple of hours.  The temperature is slowly rising and is supposed to go up to 13C - another record breaking day in February if it reaches that.  We had a 12C day last week.  

Layers of fog across the road make the old apple tree stand out in stark contrast. 

 You could hear the ice falling from everything as the temperature went up.  Trees, wires, cars etc. were coated in half an inch of ice.  The sound of the cars going by the house was really weird and loud too, as the road was very icy and slushy, so the sound was magnified.  Schools are closed today due to the terrible driving conditions but people have to go to work.  There are thousands of people without power as well.  I hope ours doesn't go out.  I'm thankful we have a generator but I need Murray here to run it and he's at work.  The wind is blowing and gusting and the water from the heavy rain is flowing across the icy ground.  It's a miserable day.

ice coated maple branches

It is hard to believe this is the same storm system that has affected so many along the coastal US with tornados and severe weather.  It has a long trail from the southern states up through eastern Canada from southern Ontario to Nova Scotia.

Some of my blog friends down south shared about the tornado warnings and so far they are all safe.  That would be so terrifying.

Often I go to town on Thursdays for groceries etc. but decided to do that on Tuesday as I knew the weather forecast was not good.  I'm glad I got my 'storm chips' on Tuesday.  Haha.  We indulged in them last evening while watching Netflix.  Speaking of which...does anyone have any suggestions for a good (decent) program/series to watch?  Some of the shows are not what we want to see and we love BBC shows but there doesn't seem to be much on right now.  We've watched Call the Midwife (I did and loved it), Foyle's War (our favourite but not available now and we'd definitely watch this one again),  George Gently, Musketeers, and Sherlock and a couple of American series but we're running out of options.  Also, remember that American Netflix has different programs from Canadian so I need to hear from my Canadian friends on this one.  Thanks.  :)

I hope you all have a safe day if you are under this stormy weather system.  Take care and thank you so much for visiting.

Blessings,
Pam




35 comments:

  1. The full moon photo is wonderful Pam. I'm always wishing the wires weren't in the way of some of my photos. The weather sure has been weird this year. Yesterday we had ice, snow, ice pellets, rain and now today it is all melting away again but temperatures will drop down once again overnight. I'm counting the days till spring and hope that nice weather arrives at the same time.

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  2. We have experienced similar weather patterns here in Michigan too . . .
    In one week . . . the whole nine yards . . .
    Not all the ice that you had though . . .
    The only good part of all that ice . . . some great photos can be found!

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  3. Our weather has been crazy too , Pam but your photos are perfect...:)JP

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  4. I was reading on another Canadian bloggers blog that she had had some odd weather too - she is more in the direction of Toronto. We have had an odd winter too, quite warm and then really really cold. No snow though. An odd weather year! There is a new series of Call the Midwife on at the moment, so that might be coming your way soon, also Downton Abbey? If you like crime things try Vera if you can get that. Stay safe in this odd weather. xx

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  5. wow. some moody changes. love the deer.

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  6. Hi Pamela
    You surely are having strange weather! We did have a day or two last week where it was above freezing, but we didn't lose much snow. I can't believe you can see the ground!
    If you e-mail me I can give you several suggestions about TV program options. It's too much to list here!
    Take care-Kim

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  7. Those are gorgeous! I love the deer with the fence and the goldfinches!

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  8. Wow what a storm. Hope you guys are all ok. Love the bird image. Those deer are multiplying. Spring is coming. Hang in there Pamela. Carol

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  9. Weird weather indeed! I'm glad to read that you didn't have to go outside!
    Regarding shows: Last Tango in Halifax; Father Brown; Suits (it's American but it is funny). When it comes on Netflix, A Place to call home.

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  10. a lovely series of images. all the deer are amazing. I don't like ice, I'd rather have snow.

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  11. I love how the maple looks covered with ice! We had a gorgeous spring like day today. I think it's going to cool off again though. Typical for this time of year. Love seeing all of the deer and the goldfinches!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. We had the same weather system. Though there is more snow here.

    A few days back during a snowfall in the evening there was a flash outside and the roll of thunder, just once.

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  13. I saw your high of 12C on the news this evening (well, that was Nova Scotia). Really crazy weather. We're wondering what to watch on Netflix, too. We just finished Sherlock. My daughter and her husband say that The Paradise is good, about a department store in the 19th century, I think. We've watched everything you've watched, too. We started Last Tango in Halifax but lost interest after the second season.

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  14. Your weather does look weird indeed! Lovely photos though, the bird feeder photo is just magical.
    Out of curiosity, I went to see the list of TV Shows offered by Netflix Canada. You may have already seen these, but I list some of my favourites: Scott&Bailey (nasty crimes, but great rhythm and actors) , Doctor Who (obviously), The (US) Office (at least some seasons great fun). Broadchurch was appreciated here, Wallander has been popular, you surely know The Good Wife and Better Call Saul, the latter very much liked by some, but not me. Midsomer Murders offers beautiful scenery and superb actors, but during the seasons, the crimes have constantly become more and more insane.
    Let me know if these suggestions were good or very bad... :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. Your photo's are always lovely to see,Pamela. I love the deer..wow and so many of them!

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  16. The snow pictures from all my northern blogger friends are lovely, but I'm glad I don't have these in Texas!

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  17. What a lovely post to peruse today Pamela! Weird wacky weather indeed, I can only imagine having the warm temps, and then THUNDERSTORMS in February, wow! So crazy! I loved your pictures of the weird weather, and the moon coming up, simply beautiful - I hate those wires too, they always seem to get in the way of good pictures! Hoping that the weather turns nicer for you guys soon!

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  18. I remember a terrible ice storm with thunder and strange skies in February a few years back. Our kids had a tree fall behind their house on power lines and their area of the neighborhood is still without power.
    The weather has been strange this week everywhere it seems. Great photos you caught to show us your week of weather. We've just finished watching Grantchester about a vicar solving crimes … quite good. It was on Amazon and I think the next season will be on Public TV soon. Have a good weekend.

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  19. Hi Pam. Wow, you have had lots of different kinds of weather. Guess that is what keeps life interesting. The goldfinches are so cute. You've probably seen it but we watch As Time Goes By on PBS. Funny and really a good story. I don't think they do any new episodes now. They are all reruns but we never saw them. Also we love Doc Martin, but he has been around for awhile. Sad that Downton Abbey is almost over. We have been watching Mercy Street and it is pretty good too. Don't know if Mr. Selfridge will be coming back on. Always took the place of Downton Abbey so will see what is next..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  20. Love the first photo but you do seem to be haveing some differing weather.
    Have agood weekend

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  21. I loved seeing the Goldfinches at your feeder. We could really use a snowstorm here at high altitude. It's been way too springlike and snow on the mountain is melting rapidly. Of course, I know the pattern will soon change, so I'm enjoying the warmth for a little while.

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  22. We are having quite a winter but so much better then last year, eh? Loved your goldfinches pic.. Darling... xo

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  23. Isn't it strange to have thunder and lightning in the middle of winter! That yellow light really is amazing. The goldfinches are so pretty and love how you captured the one in mid-air. Hopefully your strange weather will moderate now. So terrible about all the tornadoes down south. x Karen

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  24. Lovely photos, Pam. It looks like you are still experiencing a 'proper' winter while we are already knee deep in spring.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. The weather seems to be strange in all parts of the world, but yours does sound quite scary - thunder when it's so cold? You couldn't make it up could you. For the shows, have you heard of Dickensian? This has just finished here, it is 10 hours long but gives the stories of all your favourite Dickens characters before the books started, so the lead up to the wedding of Miss Haversham, why Jacob Marley died, etc etc. They all live in the same area and their paths cross from time to time. Very cleverly written and filmed. Julian Fellowes - of Downton Abbey fame, has a new drama that is about to be televised here. This is shot in Victorian times and I think is called Dr Thorne. I am not sure when you will be able to see it but it may be worth making a note if it is anything like Downton Abbey xx

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  26. It certainly has been a yoyo winter. Your photos are amazing and I especially enjoyed the photos of the deer.

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  27. Woke up to snow on the ground and still snowing today!! We had +13 a few days ago!! We really enjoyed Mr. Selfridge and The Paradise on Netflix....you might give them a try. :)

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  28. No comment from me? Gee, and I remember reading, too. I especially liked the photo of the birds at the feeder. I presume that you are going to have the nice springy temps that we will enjoy this week.

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  29. Incredible full moon and amazing weather in there!! Our winter in Europe was so different... It looks like an early spring since january; now in march...who knows; perhaps some rain will come, but no snow! Your images with deers are fantastic! Nature is stunning...
    All the best and best regards in march!

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  30. Oh my goodness...those goldfinches are something else! Great photos all around! Happy March to you!

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  31. Wow, it's that time of year when the weather is so unpredictable. And look at all those deer!!! Our neighbors have a lot of crop damage from so many deer. Can you get Endeavour or Inspector Lewis or Inspector Morse on Netflix? Endeavour and George Gently and Foyle are my favorites. Also check for Pie in the Sky, another detective story with a fun twist. :-)

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