It has been snowing for 48 hours. How much snow do we have? Well, this is a second floor window.**
The view a 5:30 a.m . The Alberta Spruce you see is about 1.5 metres tall.
The view at 6:30 a.m
The view at 10a.m. Pandora says stay home and watch the storm from inside.
Buses, have been pulled off the roads, all malls, stores and many offices are closed. RCMP advise everyone stay off the roads. My office is closed until at least noon so I'm home for now.
**The snow is not actually as deep as the first photo may imply .... the window faces the ocean. We have only received about 50cm of snow so far - in this latest storm. The problem is that the winds are gusting up to 100km per hour.
So you remember the blizzard which shut the city down on Monday? You know when we got 40cm of snow. Yes... you do remember? Well, we had had another blizzard on Thursday. Of the same week - yes. It started at 10am with freezing rain, then turned to snow, we had ice pellets too, about 25cm of snow fell in total. The snow fell horizontally - which means it blew into huge drifts. In my driveway, there were some areas it was a metre deep. I wore a skirt to work and my boots only go to mid-calf. I had to wade through thigh-high snow to get to my house. Pantyhose are not a good insulator.
Blizzard warning for Halifax Metro and Halifax county west continued. Snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 40 centimetres and wind gusts up to 100 km/h are forecast to give blizzard conditions on Sunday.
As we say here: this is Canada, it is January, yes it gets cold, and yes it does snow. But, I mean four blizzards in a row. Is this fair?
A blizzard in Nova Scotia has caused the closing schools, universities, colleges, the stores, malls and offices. Mine included YIPPEE! Even the Wentworth ski hill is closed. There will be no Canada Post mail delivery on the mainland. The storm is moving through the province and will likely dump as much as 40 centimetres of snow. Ice pellets are expected in some parts.
This morning Mary was on Sounds Like Canada and Shaun was on Information Morning if their interviews were any indication then the show will be super fabulous. **** and now back to your regularly scheduled day.****
My house is warm and I'm staying inside on the East Coast.
I've added three of the books I read this week. There are several more books to add, however I'll do them later as time permits.
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We are in for another blizzard tonight. This storm comes on the tail of an incredible warm spell this week. All our snow was melted by Thursday. The temperature went up to a high of 12°C. In January! Since the power often tends to go out during the storms I want to make sure everything is ready - you know candles, blankets, books, etc. My house has only electric heat so can get very chilly fast if the power goes out. Let it snow let it snow... well maybe not - I hate shoveling.
Early last week three male neighbours warned me of a coyote in my yard... My response was one of disbelief. I said, "Oh! It must be a stray dog, a coyote would never come so close to a house in the city." That was until I saw these tracks in the snow...
all over my back yard. Then I saw this. In my yard. It is an Eastern coyote, not a dog a coyote.
Early morning sun on a winter's day.
Across the road from my house, this is the view from my living room window.
I’ve become accustomed the variety of birds who come to my feeders, including the saucy chickadees who scold when the feeders are empty. The family of ducks who walk down the driveway and swim in the puddles after the spring rain. Sammy squirrel and friends who tease my old dog. The momma raccoon who showed her babies where I keep the bird seed. The rabbits... so shy. The herd of deer who visit my yard all year round however faithfully come each spring for the deer snacks. The deer who played with Peridot - at midnight - under the stars. (We were not to know that last spring was the final time we would see this magic - Peridot died in August) Now, I have a coyote camping in my back yard. You know - I believe I may be listed in a wildlife guide for fine dining and hospitality. What else would explain this abundance of critters in my yard? Have I mentioned I live in the city? Apparently living in the wild kingdom on the East Coast.