Monday 11 February 2013

It Just Kept On Snowing

Scenes from our street yesterday afternoon.  A neighbour out clearing the deep snow with a snow blower.

The snow on our driveway which was sculptured by the strong winds.

Our front garden under a blanket of deep snow.

The door to our basement and the steps onto the back deck.

I'm standng knee deep in the snow on our deck.

Until I fell over tryikng to turn around and couldn't get back up!

Sunday 10 February 2013


The blizzard started in the early hours of Saturday morning and still it continues.  Most of the time, the snow is horizontal and comes in waves.  Our attempts at clearing our paths and driveway have been fairly futile. This morning, there was little evidence that we had been outside yesterday afternoon shovelling.

There is more than 90cm of snow on our deck.  Anyone for a barbecue?  It's under there somewhere.

It could be quite some time before we venture out there.

The view from our front window.  There is a road out there, but not much movement other than a few valiant efforts by the neighbours to clear their driveways.  We're still looking at ours and wondering how we will ever get out.  The snow is so deep that our neighbour abandoned his attempts at clearing it with his ATV.

We may be stuck here until the spring, but I suppose that I will have to make some attempts to get out, as I'm working tomorrow.

Saturday 9 February 2013

Meet The New Chefs

I'm a little late in posting about my surprise Christmas presents.  I had this enormous box under the tree.  It was so long that the only thing I could imagine it contained was a pogo stick!  I'm glad to say that I was delighted to open it and discover these two sweet characters.

I think that they were intended as Christmas decorations, but they are far too cute to leave in a box for eleven months of the year, so they are now sitting on my kitchen window ledge.  I thought that they were mice, but I'm told they are rats.  I think I'll stick with my version of the story and continue to refer to them as mice.  Hopefully, they will lend a hand in the kitchen and impress me with their culinary skills....