Considering my Mom is on her way to warmer climes for a vacation with her brother this morning, I thought I'd post a little of what she's getting away from....
This is the view out our laundry room window this morning at about 7:00 am. Check out those icicles! We're in the middle of a big snowfall right now that is predicted to last most of the day.
This is the snow on our back gate. I love it like this, all these perfect flakes piling up so delicately! Even the slightest breeze will push them off. You might notice we don't try to open our gate at this point in the year, we just step right over the fence next to it. Our old dog is just not interested in the effort it would take to get over, so we don't have to dig big trenches along the fence the way we had to when she was young.
Walking down the pristine alleyway to go to school. Man I love how fresh snow transforms everything.
And this is how we deal with snow in this part of Canada. You can get an idea of how high the snowpiles are by the height of the basketball hoop. This fella is cleaning the high school parking lot. What you can't see from the picture is that those piles are deeper than they are high. They've been pushing snow out into the field for almost 3 months now, and the piles are quite impressive. The boys call them Mt. SnEverest and love climbing on them and sliding down. Standing on top of them it is easy to see the roof of the high school.
This is the view from our back gate this morning when I got home from dropping the boys off at school. Although you can see the sun peeking through, what you can't see is that it has just crested the valley...there are some really big mountains out there that are obscured completely by the falling snow.
A good day to stay in and stitch, wouldn't you say? Maybe after I shovel out the driveway.....