Sunday, 27 December 2009

Winter Fun

We have had just a bit of an ice storm here; not like the big one but involving a lot of hoar frost, followed by rain followed by snow followed by ominous cracks as tree branches gave way under the weight.  Today we had a bit of thaw and a lot beautiful.
JG and the YD, accompanied by dog, went out to clear downed trees off the road.


I took photos.




We are now told that the temperature will drop, and more snow is expected.  Ah, life in Eastern Ontario.
But it sure is beautiful.

7 comments:

  1. We had some outages on Sunday. One must have lasted for more than an hour.

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  2. Our "dear friends" in Alberta thoughtfully sent us a Clipper. We got wind, several inches of snow, and temps topping out at 21F today. This, after a nice warm 45F Christmas. Sigh.

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  3. It DOES look lovely out there, doesn't it? All sparkly and white - just like a postcard. What the heck is that crazy machine you have there? It's cool and a little scary

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  4. how long were you without power? What a trooper you are--your pictures are lovely.

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  5. You know how I love to come here -- from my subtropical land -- and enjoy your postcard gorgeous winter scenes. I know people complain about the very legitimate inconveniences of winter -- like lost power! -- but oh, the beauty of it, I do miss.

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  6. Just popped over from Loth - and I thought our (Scottish) snow was bad!

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  7. XUP, it's a Kabota ATV with the wheels replaced by tracks for the winter. Some beast, hmm?
    Julie, the ice is staying and the sun was out today and there is a full moon tonight. Spectacular. Also, -24C. Brr. (11 below zero in F)
    Hi Isabelle. Nice to meet you. In Canada, we do snow.
    Kaye, about 12 hours. No problem. We have a generator hooked in to a bypass panel, just for these occasions. (the water pump needs electricity!)
    Anvilcloud, you got lucky. See comment above.
    Nance, sounds nice and warm to me.

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