And Yet, Another Snowstorm
Yesterday, we had another snowstorm. In some quaters it was characterized as a blizzard. The snow started falling around midnight and by morning there was a modest accumulation. The temperature had also dropped.
Shortly after I took Heidi out for her morning constitutional the wind started. To my surprise the plow passed. It soon looked like there would be more snow, (driven sideways in the wind) and there were would a great deal of drifting.
It as a good day to stay in and read. Luckily, my son brought the grandchildren by for my birthday and we were able to exchange Christmas gifts. This book, a Christmas gift, the latest and perhaps the last by Farley Mowat so he says as he is quite old now. He is an interesting character who has written a lot of books about the Canadian North. So I began reading as I watched the changing snowy landscape outside.
Today, shovelling the car out will be needed once again. My four foot deep pathway to the wood pile is filled in again and it will have to be excavated by yours truly, the shovel operator.
Under this drift in front of the house is my pickup truck.
This is the snowbank in front of the house that was too much for the snowplow, in the late afternoon, to push back completely. I suspect they will be back with a grader and maybe even a front end loader to get such drifted spots pushed back. It is -25 C this morning. I had started to think we had seen the last of days this cold or colder.