Friday, February 27, 2015

Winter's Chill

It was a slow start to winter this year.  We had reasonably warm temperatures and little to no snow for all of December and January.  February changed all that.

A lovely day to go to the beach
A thick blanket of snow fell down and covered the ground.  Enough to get out and snowshoe but still quite reasonable.

The thing was, once it started, it didn't want to stop.

It seems every couple of days now a new storm blows in.  A couple weeks ago saw us receive 80 cm of snow with winds around 130km per hour.  Many roads looked like this afterwards.

We were quite lucky.  The wind swirled around our house and created a vacuum.  There wasn't a drop of snow on our porch.  The shed however will be buried until spring.

Where's the shed?  oh yes, that roof poking out of the snow
Several days later we received another 10cm with blowing winds and drifting.

and then what do you think it did?  oh yes, it snowed again

The flower bed in the foreground and apple orchard in the back
seems winter is far from done with us yet.