So we ended up with 25 - 30 cm (10-12 inches) of snow yesterday, according to Environment Canada, but the wind was really blowing so it drifted all over the place. Ottawa got less snow than we did.
When I got up this morning, the thermometer read -22C but I went out to take a few pics anyway.
I am glad I don't have to pee outside like the dogs! Also glad the days of outhouses are past.
The birdbath is nearly buried in a drift. It's that round thing to the right of the birdfeeder.
I've seen worse! Still, it was our first real storm of the winter. Pretty late for these parts.
The fields next door had ripples from the drifting. Dramatic and tundra-esque.
The birds were ravenous (chickadee-enous? Does "ravenous" come from "raven"?) ! I spread some seed on my office windowsill (near the birdfeeder) and the chickadees dove right in. They have no fear. Or no sense!
Watching me watch him. (Or her!) I am feeding these cuties by hand every day now, getting them used to me. They are not deterred by my bright red coat. I love the sound of their wings fluttering around my head as they check me out in preparation for landing.
Meanwhile, Bernie ploughed our laneway twice in 24 hours. He's a farmer down the road whom we pay to clear our snow. He's extremely reliable, not to mention fastidious! I like his big blue tractor, a New Holland as I recall. I am learning to i.d. tractors by colour.
The amazing thing is that he does this backwards. The snowblower is on the back. He backs all the way down our laneway, which is not a simple task, being, what, 200 feet long? (I really need to measure it!)
Meanwhile, Alex stayed cozy inside and dreamed of a nice feathery lunch. Sorry, Alex, no can do. Have some catnip instead!
I had a great time snowshoeing with the dogs this afternoon in the sunshine and sparkly sun. More snow pics tomorrow.