It isn’t often we get snow before the Shishigashira sheds its leaves. By this afternoon, the snow was gone from the trees but there were still traces on the ground, and forecasts suggesting a little more is on the way. Well, bring it on….
It started snowing not long after we returned from the cinema and it’s still coming down. We just shoveled about 5 cm of fluffy and if it keeps up we’ll have that much more by morning. The dogs enjoyed a walk in the snow, although they were getting little snowballs jammed up in their paws and had to make a number of stops to pull them out. I don’t recall getting this much snow at any one time last year.
Plenty more snow overnight….fluffy and beautiful.
Who would believe parts of the GTA would have an accumulation of snow this late into April, especially after the “non-winter” that was. Not me. It must be some kind of hoax.
Last night I heard serious storm warnings on the radio. I was going to awake to the biggest snow storm of the season, to many centimetres of snow on the ground. Instead, there was some light rain.
This morning I listened to a radio station that offered some serious storm watch coverage. In fact, that’s all they talked about, one special report after another. They must have sold sponsorship on the storm that never materialized. I’d like to report that here in Toronto by the lake there is exactly no snow on the ground.
It won’t be many more sleeps until we’re out of February and it’s all uphill from there.
Word on the street has it we’re in for a little snow. Storm of the month. Storm of the year. Storm of the decade. The Century. A horizontal wall of white. Bring it on, Ma Nature. I’ve got my trusty plastic shovel, warm mittens, a nice long scarf, and two Newfoundland dogs. I’m ready, Teddy , to rock & roll.
We were just out for a walk with the dogs. It’s snowing out, a fluffy snow that accumulates in the most delicate way. The brisk wind of early in the evening is absent now. The neighbourhood is quiet as a white blanket gently covers the ground. Our Newfoundland dogs Memphis and Ellie Mae love the fresh snow. They like to eat the snow as if the world were their snowcones, and poke their noses in, checking for whatever it is they have to check for, and sometimes they like to roll in the fresh snow and make doggy snow angels.
Right now it’s a cold sunny morning here in Anchovy-ville, but there is apparently snow on the horizon. Good thing the paving crew finished up the sidewalks, curbs and finally the road paving, as well as details like sodding the dug up edges of the lawns. I was out with the dogs earlier, and would like nothing more than to stay inside and practice my button accordion for a while, but I think I’d better go bring in some firewood from the back before the snow starts.
UPDATE: It is now 11:00 PM Sunday night and I haven’t seen any snow yet. I demand a refund.