Thursday, March 09, 2006
This morning we woke up to the beautiful site of snow falling. It was coming down hard and fast, and in a couple of hours there were almost two inches. I love the snow. It is so peaceful and clean. I love the way it muffles all the sounds. These two photos are my back yard. A little snow on the roof of the bird feeder(left). Any one for a dip? (right).
It is so rare to have snow here that we really make a big deal out of it. The last snow fall was before Christmas and it was also only a couple inches, but it is enough to give us the illusion that we actually have a winter in progress. I know all the rest of you Canadians, outside of Lotus land, like to laugh at us Vancouverites making such a fuss of a minor flurry, when you have been digging out from under the white stuff for weeks . Please, just humour me! OK?
But I admit, even we had to laugh at the site of this front end loader that began clearing the parking lot at noon. The miniscule amount of snow that we had, was already turning to slush! Talk about overkill!!! I guess the operator has a contract with the mall to just come in for snow removal at the first sign of snow. He bonused on this job!
Now, our neighbour wasn't taking any chances with her wiener dogs. She had them bundled up nice and warm in their little jackets. She said they could do with boots though, as they dislike the slush on their precious toes! AWWWWW! Poor little things.
Remember those happy daffodils? Well, lets say they are sulking just a bit. They have their bonny heads hung low. I am sure they will perk back up by tomorrow. Their feet got wet but at least it wasn't enough snow to bury them.
By tomorrow, this will all be gone. This afternoon the temperature got up to 6 degrees Celsius/ 41 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is already melting. Our wet slush will trickle down the drains, and the sun will be back soon to dry everything up.
Thanks for joining us.