WE WENT FROM THIS ON SATURDAY.......
.......TO THIS TODAY, WEDNESDAY. (two snowstorms later)
We had a blizzard on Sunday with 32 cm. and another today, Wednesday. Schools were closed Monday and are closed again today. We were only supposed to get 10-15 cm. of snow which may be true, but the strong northwest wind is blowing that snow into drifts again and causing whiteouts. The Maritime Provinces have been hit really hard this winter.
I. AM. GETTING. TIRED. OF. WINTER!! SERIOUSLY.
The above photo was taken late afternoon Monday as Murray was snow blowing in the back of the house. I liked how the sun created shadows with the trees in the snow.
Murray has to chop through the drifts that have hardened before he can push the snowblower through.
That used snowblower sure has come in handy the past 3 winters!
The snow does have it's beauty too.
Our backyard does slope up hill but you can see how deep the drifts are. Our garden and fire pit are out there. We could see the fire pit a bit on Saturday as the snow had melted some last week.
We have had dozens of birds here feeding the past few days. There are Pine Siskin, Common Redpoll, Goldfinch, Chickadee, and Purple Finch. They fly in all together then something will startle them and most of them will fly back to the safety of the trees, then they fly back again. Fun to watch.
Sorry about the bars. It's difficult to take photos through the deck railing. :)
Between the birds and the wind the feeders get empty pretty fast. The wind makes them swing and the seeds fall out the holes. There is probably lots of seed under the snow. We'll find out when the snow melts.
Well, as I said, we are very tired of winter and the snow we've had here this year. I shouldn't complain as it's just snow and it will melt. We have our health, a warm house and clothes to wear when we go out, a car to get around in, and we can stay home if we can't get anywhere. It's just been a really long, cold and snowy winter and we're ready for some warm weather.
How is the weather where you live? Spring will be here on Friday, officially, but spring weather won't be here for a while yet.
I took this photo on May 26 last year. It was a beautiful rainbow after a rainstorm late in the day. You can see that the trees are just nicely 'leafing out'. Yes, we have a late spring here. It's March 18th today so we have about 2 months before we start to really enjoy spring weather. The first day of spring really means nothing to us here. Just another winter day usually. Do you feel sorry for us yet? Haha.
I enjoy seeing the signs of spring coming in other parts of our world (British Columbia, England, and the southern and western US), so take lots of pictures and share them for us warm-weather-starved people. Pleeease??
This weekend is the Sugar Bush Weekend at Kings Landing Historical Settlement and I hope to visit there with my camera and get some photos to share.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day.