Posted in Grateful for, pondering, Seasons

Grateful for fluffy snow

Well, Mr.Winter decided to give us all of our snow for this season in the span of two days. This week I’m very grateful that it was cold those two days.

I’m grateful for the low temperature because it makes soft, light, fluffy snow. We received about 40cm of snow in that 48 hours. Sunday we could see the crocus’ blooming…. Wednesday the snow was piled waist high on top of those wee confused flowers.

Fluffy snow is so much easier on the back and shoulders for that I am grateful.

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I’m happy to see that Colline has enjoyed her well-earned rest this week. Kindly pop over to her blog to read what she’s grateful for this week.

What are you grateful for?

 

Posted in Canada, Nature, pondering, Seasons

#WalkWithMeWednesday … snow shovel day

I think Mr.Winter realized that he forgot to give us snow this year. Then decided to give it ALL to us in the last couple days.  {Umm..we didn’t feel left out. It was ok.}

The photo I took and posted on Just Breathe was from last Sunday. Today’s actual walk was pushing the snow shovel.

 

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Wednesday, March 15 10:30 am, Niagara Falls ON

 

This was AFTER we had cleared the area on Tuesday afternoon. We estimate that we got about 30 cm plus from Monday early afternoon to Wednesday early afternoon (it’s still lightly snowing as I type)

 

 

 

Posted in #WalkWithMe, Nature, Seasons

#WalkWithMeWednesday ~ Icy Stream

Over on Just Breathe and Be Thankful, I’ve started a weekly post.

As part of my journey to a healthy me I’ve started walking regularly. I have a camera with me and usually have to pause my walk to collect a photo.

Where have you been on your walk? I’d love to see. Kindly pop over to Just Breathe to share your walk each week.

Our weather has been all over the place here in Southern Ontario. Last weekend it was cold. It felt very cold because the previous week it was warm enough to just go out in t-shirts!  But the sun was shining and I found some lovely photos!

 

Posted in Family, Grateful for, pondering, Seasons

Grateful for snowploughs

I’m a little late for last weeks gratitude post because I’ve been soaking in some family time. Our daughter’s last exam was Friday night so we were scheduled to pick her up the next morning. However the weather forecast loomed over this happy trip.

The forecast was for snow 10 – 20 cm over night then freezing rain mid day on Saturday.  Thankfully we didn’t get the snow that the said was possible. We did however want to get there and back before we had to worry if the freezing rain was coming. Through an odd

combination-truck
photo from mto.gov.on.ca

twist of fate we left 30 minutes later than planned. This turned to our favour since we got to drive with the pack of vehicles behind the snowplough team. This made our trip slower but less worrisome with the better road conditions.

I wish I could have got a photo of what the snowploughs looked like. Each highway snow plough is a massive truck and there were 4 of them. One truck for each lane and the forth for the shoulder of the road. They travel slightly staggered, with their row of  orange flashing lights in the morning haze and the roar of the snow being pushed.. they look like some kind of fire monster when they are behind you.

I’m so grateful that they were out there clearing our path. Our normally hour and half drive took two and a quarter hours that morning but I’m sure it would have been stressful if it hadn’t been for them.

Their work and the warming weather cleared the road of snow for our return trip and that trip thankfully got us home in our normal time…before the freezing rain.

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Colline was grateful for penguin covered trees this week.  What are you grateful for?