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.