In like a lion, out like a lamb, is that it? I just finished shoveling the overnight snow, maybe 6 or 7 cm of fluffy goodness. It’s cold and crisp, with little wind and the neighbourhood looks beautiful covered with fresh snow. It’s March though, and it’s time for this winter nonsense to gradually come to an end (please!).
The dogs of course love it. They staged a wrestling match out in the snow this morning and had a great time.
Another cold night. More snow coming. On the other hand, it’s only about 3 months until morel season in Southern Ontario, followed by oyster mushrooms and off we go.
I was de-icing the car this afternoon when out of the corner of my eye I caught a bit of movement – it was this branch falling from our neighbour’s tree onto the street. There is at least one other large branch down on our street, and a serious amount of down in the GTA.
Georgie the pup and Memphis check out the back yard after the ice storm.
Nasty morning. Freezing rain still coming down. Everything is covered with ice. We have power but thousands in the city do not, may not get it back for a couple days. There’s a power line down a couple streets over. I tweeted the location out to the folks at Toronto Hydro, although the residents who live right there may have already called it in.
We took the dogs for a good long walk. George, the new pup, is doing quite well for a dog with no leash experience. It’s quite slippery to walk and I won’t be driving anywhere for a few hours. It’s supposed to warm up, which will help things out quite a bit.
Tuffy P is doing some morning baking, and the house smells wonderful. Her awesome peanut butter bombs just came out of the oven. In the interest of science, I tested a couple, and they are wonderful.
Flying out to Calgary later today…
This looks a little better than that -26 business from just a few days ago. Thank you Calgary for a little weather kindness.
Toque time on 27th Street. (The sculpture above is by the late John Howlin)
Batten down the hatches
UPDATE: False alarm. The wind came up, the sky darkened, the radio warned…..and nada.
I shot a short video from my front door during the storm yesterday evening. This is in the SW corner of Toronto in the neighbourhood known as Long Branch.