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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

another snow storm




We had another big blizzard last night that gave us about 25cm. of snow.  With the 3 storms last week we have over 130 cm or about 55 inches of snow.  And there is another possible storm coming Thursday into Friday.

At sunrise this morning I saw all these  pretty drifts on the front yard.  It's kind of amazing to see how each storm changes the landscape and how the wind makes the drifts different each time.

There was no snow on that table yesterday!

And this is as far as I've gone today.  I took the garbage out to the road.  Do you see the bag on the right?  The snow at the end of the drive was up to my knees and some sifted down my boots.  A neighbour has since been in with his tractor and snow blower and cleaned the driveway out.  There is no newspaper or mail delivery here today and no school throughout most of the province.  The port city of Saint John has declared a state of emergency in the centre core as they can't get all the snow cleared fast enough, and snow removal budgets have gone over the top already.   Businesses are losing money as they've had to close early or altogether due to dangerous roads and streets.  Who wants to be out shopping for shoes in this??  Although it's surprising how busy the grocery stores are before a storm.  Snowbanks in the cities are so high one can't pile anymore snow on top of them.  It makes for dangerous driving when you can't see at intersections too.  

I am thankful for a kind neighbour who cleaned our driveway again today.



Poor Mr. Snowman is getting buried.

We've had a large flock of Pine Siskin coming the past week and feeding on the nyjer seed.  They are fun to watch.  This photo was on Saturday.

today at the silo

One last shot that says it all.  Groundhog Day 2015 sunrise before the snowstorm.  He did see his shadow in Nova Scotia so I guess we'll get more winter.  No surprise there!

I'm puttering around the house with decor and a Valentine theme.  Anything to take my mind off the snow outside.   Have you done any Valentine or even spring decorating?

Thank you for visiting and all your comments.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  Here's hoping we don't get any more big storms for a while here in the Maritimes.

Blessings, 
Pam



36 comments:

  1. brrr! hooray for good neighbors!

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  2. That is a lot of snow! We had a big dump of snow on Sunday night into Monday morning. \We have big banks but at least we can see over them. A smaller snowfall is expected tonight and it is cold. The schools were actually closed yesterday, which doesn't happen too often. Stay warm!

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  3. That's a lot of snow! We got about 14 inches here, and the kids had a snow day from school. Lovely snowy views! Keep warm!

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  4. Oh my Pam, stay cheerful, safe and warm. That is one huge lot of snow after another. Hoping the sun shines brightly to cheer everyone up.

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  5. WOW!! You really have had a lot of snow. Our temps have been really up and down here. It will be 50 degrees tomorrow, cold with a chance of some snow Thursday and then back up to 50 on Saturday. I definitely like the warmer days the best. Stay warm and safe. xo Laura

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  6. That's a LOT of snow! Glad you have plenty of bird see for your feathered friends. They look like they are enjoying the weather! Stay inside and warm. I've done just a little decorating. Need to play with my Valentines and make some cards. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  7. Lovely photos . Yes you got the storm we had on Sunday and yesterday left us with 30cm 11 or so inches , Another one hitting us tonight . It pretty much looks the same here as it does there lol ! Thanks for sharing , stay safe and cozy and have a good day !

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  8. Gorgeous shots! I'm sure the birds appreciate the feed they're getting.

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  9. Your table top is amazing! You will have some green grass after all this snow melts.

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  10. Oh snow let it snow let it snow let it snow:) just kidding let it warm let it warm let it warm would be what I would sing:) Hug B

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  11. This certainly is the year of snow for your province. I've heard we got a fair bit at home over the last couple of days and a good neighbour is keeping our drive clear.
    Brace yourself for the next instalment Pam!

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  12. There was no garbage pick up yesterday and lots of school closings. I got out to do my grocery shopping this morning. There's talk of more snow tomorrow but not as bad as yesterday.

    Stay warm, Pamela.

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  13. Wow! You got a lot too, Pam and also have a great neighbor!!!!...:)JP

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  14. OMG! That is just way way way too much snow Pamela. Oh how I feel for you. But on the bright side. I so love the images and that blue sky. We had some today finally. It got a tad warmer and will be tomorrow and then we go down in temp to a deep freeze. Brrr. Stay warm. Carol

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  15. Wow! That's more snow than we get over several years! Winter seems to be making up for lost time all at once. Beautiful photos, though!

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  16. we were supposed to get more on Sunday but I think you all got it up there.

    Stay safe friend.

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  17. Pretty pics...you're making these storms look good.

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  18. Oh my goodness! You really have had more than your share of snow. I do hope this is the last blizzard for your area. We are being told to delay travel plans for Thursday and Friday. 5 days of snow is in the forecast. We are leaving for holidays on Monday but will make our way to the city a day early. I am hoping we won't have a problem getting to the airport. Anyway best of luck as you dig out and remember to keep smiling!

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  19. My goodness!! That is a LOT of snow. It reminds me of my days living in Michigan. Here is NC we haven't even seen a single flake. I'd love to have at least one snowfall before winter's end. Would you care to send some this way? Ha. I imagine you'd love to get rid of some. However, it's so nice to have a neighbor who helps out with the snow removal.
    As always, your photos are lovely. I especially love the last one. So pretty!
    Have fun with your Valentine's decorating. I took the box out of the attic, but so far no decorating.

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  20. Those drifts are beautiful, but it does look so deep! I've thought about doing some Valentine decor, but just can't get into it. I need to get on it if we are to enjoy it! Stay warm and safe!!!

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  21. It is beautiful, none the less!
    I love those Pine Siskins!
    I wonder if I have been thinking they were Sparrows!
    I am going to check my photos!
    Stay warm Pam....we are expecting more snow tonight!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  22. Oh how lovely! And it looks just perfect for a great game of Fox and Geese too :)

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  23. You're getting some serious snow down there! Hope you're not suffering too greatly!

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  24. Oh my goodness, Pam. That's a lot of snow for sure. Stay warm and cozy!

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  25. Your snow made the news here this evening! So much. Glad your neighbour came along with his snowblower. I've been thinking about some Valentine touches, but have been called in to teach all week and don't have much energy in the evenings. I'm still recovering from vacation!

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  26. You sure have had your share of snow! Nice of your neighbor to blow out your driveway. We have had other winters like this but now this year.

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  27. Omigosh! I can't imagine having that much snow! I know the little birdies are happy to have food to eat at your house. I always wonder how the birds and wildlife survive harsh winters. I love the beautiful sunrise shots!
    Take care and stay safe and warm!

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  28. OMdoubleG!!!! That is a massive amount of snow! How amazing is that snowblower of your neighbours though! It does an amazing job. I hope that you are safe and warm and have plenty of food and water and power. You are such a hardy soul, I don't know how you manage! xx

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  29. Your photos of all that snow are beautiful. I do enjoy a fresh, clean look of new snow, but as I become older, snow just doesn't seem as much fun as when I was a child. Your snowman photo made me laugh. It looks like he's saying, 'Help! I'm being buried alive!'
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. That is a lot of snow! (And this is said by somebody who lives in Finland...)
    You have taken wonderful photos of those wintry views!
    Stay warm!

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  31. That IS a lot of snow. It seems that every time I turn on the news you guys are getting more. It's beautiful from the warmth of my living room, but I'm sure you're getting tired of it. I really like your sunrise photo, by the way. Golden sunshine and shadowy drifts. Lovely.

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  32. WOW! Your pictures are amazing! Now that reminds me of growing up on Lake Erie - golly molly did we get big snows like that. Being on the water we always said "Red sky at night, sailors' delight, red sky in morn, sailors br warned." : - ) And that is one mighty pink sky you shot there - pretty though it means STORM lol.

    I LOVE the pic of your table - funny the one with the birds with one inch on it, then the big snow one with a bajillion inches of snow on it: classic.

    I am so glad you have a kind neighbor, it takes that during times like that.

    We only got about 7 inches this week, it's lightly snowing now but should stop by morning and isn't a big deal.

    I am just not feeling the Valentine's vibe yet and haven't felt like lugging it all out. I have company this weekend, I will do a little after they leave and try and post a bit of it.

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  33. WOW! Your pictures are amazing! Now that reminds me of growing up on Lake Erie - golly molly did we get big snows like that. Being on the water we always said "Red sky at night, sailors' delight, red sky in morn, sailors br warned." : - ) And that is one mighty pink sky you shot there - pretty though it means STORM lol.

    I LOVE the pic of your table - funny the one with the birds with one inch on it, then the big snow one with a bajillion inches of snow on it: classic.

    I am so glad you have a kind neighbor, it takes that during times like that.

    We only got about 7 inches this week, it's lightly snowing now but should stop by morning and isn't a big deal.

    I am just not feeling the Valentine's vibe yet and haven't felt like lugging it all out. I have company this weekend, I will do a little after they leave and try and post a bit of it.

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  34. Oh wow Pam, hunker down and stay warm! It sure is pretty to look at, but Mr. Snowman knows how dangerous it can be. lol! We need a bit of it. Record warm temps here. Can't remember a time that I cleaned up winter degree in garden beds the first week in Feb. That's what I did today. Actually got hot and I just had a long sleeve tee on. We will be in sad shape this summer if we don't get more snow.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Love your snow and Mr Blue Hat!

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