Boy did we have some snow!! We had warnings of a huge blizzard that would make it's way across the Maritime provinces on Sunday night and all day Monday and they were right. I know the New England States got it too.
The storm started about 10:00 Sunday night and ended about 24 hours later. There is still light snow this morning.
The view through the kitchen window on Monday afternoon. The snow drift was as high as the deck railing.
Pretty well the whole province (and in Nova Scotia and PEI as well) was shut down - schools, offices, stores, businesses etc. - due to the very dangerous driving conditions caused by the strong winds and blowing snow making drifts on the roads. It just wasn't safe to be out. So we hunkered down and were nice and cosy in our house and we didn't lose power. Today is the third storm day in a row for schools as it's a clean up day.
This is not fog!
Apparently CFB Gagetown area southeast of Fredericton got about 79 cm. of snow which is about 2 feet. We are northwest of that area so I'm guessing we got about 60 cm. of snow.
The wind made some pretty cool drifts.
We opened the back door at 5:00 and were met with this wall of snow. There was already some snow on the deck - about 2 feet in some areas - that we didn't get cleared off as it has that frozen ice crust and is impossible to cut through. Then Murray decided the roof should be raked to open up the 'stink' pipes (that's important) and relieve some of the weight on the roof. Well, that just added to the 4 feet of snow already out there.
This is the path he made from the steps to the back door after the roof snow was dumped on top. At least we can escape in an emergency if we have to! He will have to tackle the rest of that snow this week.
The picnic table buried under the snow drift.
This is where Murray cleaned some of the snow away. The barbecue is under the highest mound of snow. We won't be barbecuing for a while.
There weren't a lot of birds around during the storm at the feeders on the clothesline so today I put some seed in this feeder and on the snow on top of the picnic table which is under there somewhere! I cleared a foot of snow off it for now.
We survived the blizzard of 2017 and hopefully that's the only one this winter! There is more snow coming on Thursday but only 10-15 cm. We can handle that!
The wreath on the front door with a little nod to Valentine's Day.
Speaking of which ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
I made these ice hearts last week for today and took the photo on Sunday afternoon before the storm. I edited the arrow in with picMonkey.
Me and my Sweet Valentine in St. Andrews NB last October. It was our 4th visit there last year and every day was perfect, hot and sunny. St. Andrews has held a very special place in our hearts for over 40 years and we hope to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary there this August.
Happy Valentine's Day to each of you.
Thanks for your visits and comments. I hope if you were in this storm's path that you are safe and well.