This is what we woke up to on the first day of spring in most of the Maritime provinces (and Maine and Quebec too!).
This is what it looked like yesterday afternoon.
The storm started about 10:00 last night and ended about 3:00 this afternoon. With strong east winds there was a lot of drifting out here in the country but I'm sure we got more than 20 cm of snow, which is almost a foot. Edit: We got over 40 cm of snow which translates to about 18 inches. That's the biggest snowfall of the winter!
There's a lot of this going on today.
It was very quiet on our usually busy rural road this morning as schools were closed and some businesses were late in opening.
The deck was totally bare yesterday. There was about 2 feet of snow on the table and deck.
And....this is the bbq!
I cleaned the steps and part of the deck off then the Piano man finished the deep stuff.
My back is paying for the bit that I did shovel.
When will I ever learn?
So, here's hoping that this is the last major storm of the winter/spring here in the Maritimes.
One year ago today it was 27 degrees Celsius (about 72 F),
which is not normal at all, but it was so nice.
As I write this post the sun is sort of shining.
The snow is blowing in the strong wind.
The driveway is cleared and the deck is cleaned,
the roads are bare and wet.
That was the last day of winter and hopefully the last of the winter weather too.
Bring on spring!
I'm forcing dogwood sticks on the window sill. There are tiny green leaves near the bottom.
The long green leaves are the amaryllis plant from Christmas.
We're all ready for it.
I hope you are seeing signs of spring on this first day of the new season. Or maybe, you're wading through snow like we are.
Thank you for all your visits and sweet comments. It's been fun joining linky parties the past 3 days but so busy keeping up with them all.
Blessings for a wonderful spring season!