I had no idea of course because it is just a natural normal part of our winters, that so many of you are unfamiliar with what I am talking about when I talk of snow in this part of Canada. We have been very lucky for the last many years, we don’t see a ton of snow like we used to.. But.. Mother Nature still keeps us in line with reminders.
Thought it would be fun to show you some pictures. Photos are taken from the internet.
When we have X amount of snow that falls, I have a contractor that comes and pulls the snow out of my narrow laneway. All this snow gets piled in the front of the house, causing snow banks. After a couple of such storms, then the city crews come along and clean up.
I enjoyed the communications I received over my post. Now you know when I am fascinated at how you can still get out and do gardening in winter months.. This is what makes life so interesting. How in just a short distance the weather systems and patterns can be so different. Friends in PA, USA each got the same snow warnings, one told me they were lucky if they got 6 inches and it fell lightly over a couple of days, while just north an hour plus away, the dump was over 13 inches.. and it was still coming down when that figure was given.
We are so blessed to live in a world that gives us such a variety of weather, that we are always using our creativity and ingenuity to adapt. I recall years ago.. when the snow plowing and removal wasn’t what it is today .. where I snow shoed or X-country skied to work. I worked in a hospital, and lived only 10 minutes by car, but there was no getting the car out of the laneway. ( A fond memory)
See, this is why I find you all so special, I thoroughly enjoy reading your thoughts, seeing your pictures and learning about life from your perspective.
The everyday things you do will show when it really counts. If you have a tendency to be careless about everyday matters, you cannot expect to perform well at crucial times.Perfect Liberty 2020.3
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I would have never imagined a crow and snow, had it not been for your picture. That’s a lot of snow!!
In cities, of course, there is no real estate for snow, so it has to be carted off. I used to live in the Boston area and I’d see dump trucks of snow being carted away. The city rents parking lots in the ‘burbs because they can no longer dump into the harbor as they once did.
We have come such a long way.. I recall in years gone by… huge areas where snow was dumped.. now of course the city has expanded so much I honestly don’t know where they take it all. Ottawa is surrounded by protected Green space, and of course our waterways are also protected..hmmm just up, getting ready to take to the road to feed the birds.. LOL.. I now drive out into the woods, you are all settled in a country environment.. enjoy your morning “coffee” i
Such an enlightening sequel to your earlier post
Good Morning Derrick, thanks! I take it you are proficient with chop sticks!!
Proficient may be stretching it, but I like using them 🙂