This is my view this morning as we are in the beginnings of the great blizzard. It's actually looking worse than this now as the wind is blowing out of the northeast (hence the Nor'easter name) and the snow is flying across the landscape. It's cold and miserable and I'm trying to keep warm inside. Our big living room window is creaking from the wind blowing on it, which always scares me as I expect it to blow in one of these days! No, that won't happen. I hope! But it sure is a creepy feeling to hear it creaking like that. I had to use a bungee cord to attach the screen door handle to the front door handle as the wind kept whipping it open. lol It's garbage collection day here and the bag is out at the roadside with a nice drift around it. I saw the truck go up the road so he'll be by soon. There is barely any traffic on the road and it's drifting badly and the visibility is very poor so it's wise to stay home. However, my dear husband had to go to work today. He left very early before the storm started but will have a nasty drive home. He's supposed to be flying to Winnipeg tomorrow morning. I'm hoping the trip will be cancelled.
Anyway. This post is not about the storm. It's about the calm before the storm. Yesterday. Monday.
I took a little walk with my camera around my neck, and bundled up in my hat, down parka, boots etc. against the cold. It was a gorgeous sunny blue sky day.
The goldfinches were busy dining at the feeder. I've noticed their feathers are starting to change to brighter yellow lately. Could spring be on the way??
My favourite spot just up and across the road. The track is from snowmobiles.
A plantation of pine trees make for great graphics in the snow.
The neighbour's farm.
A view of the snowbank and the road. A big 'event' was supposed to take place yesterday as a 110 ton transformer was to be moved along our road to the Mactaquac Dam on a flatbed trailer. I waited and waited so I could take photos of it as it passed our house. The road was closed to through traffic and there would be guide vehicles if you had to get to or from your house. The trip would take hours as the transport only goes 4 km/hour. Our road at the north end is a very steep hill to the valley. Well guess what?? They couldn't get up it with this huge load so had to cancel it! I don't know what their alternative plan is. They may have to wait another week after this storm's snow is gone. The salt truck very liberally salted the road from one end to the other to melt the snow and ice build up from Saturday night's storm. I hope I'm home when the move happens. You can tell not much exciting happens around here. lol
This is the field across the road from us. I like the tufts of grass with little drifts of snow around them. Notice how they are leaning to the right from the north wind blowing on them.
The little brook is still open and running.
I found these squirrel tracks in the yard.
White snow and a blue blue sky. The snow on the Juniper tree.
Last night's sunset. Hard to believe this blizzard was on it's way today.
Well, the garbage has been picked up and the plough and grader have made one trip up and down the road. I hope that if you are experiencing this terrible weather that you will be safe and enjoy your cozy home.
Thank you for all your visits and comments.