If you recall, we received quite the snowfall Wednesday here. Roads were treacherous, traffic slow, congested or tangled. Thursday morning looked like this, above and below.
Thursday, after work, I trudged through snow more than a foot deep on my way home. It was beautiful to behold the winter dressing of fresh snow on the shrubs and trees. The evergreens were weighed down, branches bowing to the ground laden with heavy snow.
The young show us how it's done! They don't complain about the snow and the slippery roads. No, they celebrate the season! From snowballs, to chases in the mid calf deep (for adults) snow, to tobogganing like these exuberant children above. I never thought about how perfect this hill near home would be for tobogganing! Looks like fun!
It also makes for terrific winter photography!
Today, Saturday, it is clear and sunny if not a bit brisk at -14 Celsius. The snow is here to stay. I don't mind that so much now but once January and February roll around I really miss the Chinook winds of southern Alberta. There, snow doesn't stay through the winter. The Chinook is a warm wind that melts the snow away, often making for days when a zipped parka is just too warm. Imagine!
To learn more about Chinooks visit: http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/elements/chinook.html