We got QUITE the snow dump on Friday. They were initially predicting something like 5 cm. Overnight, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for up to 35 cm (over a foot.) I think we got more like 40 cm.
Even Sophie was amazed! Where she is standing in this pic had been completely cleared out by our snowploughing farmer just a couple of hours earlier.
The pics really don't convey just how much snow there is. That drift to the left of Sophie is at least four feet high.
But Sophie does love the snow!
Good thing, because there's lots of it!
She does like to bury her head in the white stuff.
Picnic table is disappearing.
Sophie, still having fun.
I usually have to reach up to fill this feeder. Now look down at it. And what's that dark thing in the background?
My heated birdbath, which had completely disappeared under the snow. It's on a pedestal that's over two feet high. Since I took this photo, it was buried yet again.
This is not a walk-up birdfeeder. It usually hangs a few feet off the ground. Now the feeder ports are buried!
Sophie had finally had enough.
Not planning on opening that sliding door anytime soon!
When we re-side this house in wood (and get new windows, which we desperately need, as snow occasionally blows into the corner of one of our bedroom windows!), we're going to pick a more interesting colour than grey! It just disappears into the landscape in winter. In Nova Scotia, we painted our house a shade of yellow that we just loved. This house won't be yellow, but I want something more exciting than grey.
Meanwhile, over at the beehives...
I have not seen them buried like this since I started beekeeping.
And right after I shovelled out the fronts, I learned that it's not necessary. I was worried about ventilation but apparently the heat from the hive opens up a nice air bubble at the front of each entrance hole, and the snow is an excellent insulator. Oh well, no big deal, and my field hives remain completely buried!
The snow was up to my behind in places, no joke.
The birdfeeder continued to disappear as the day went on. It snowed right into the evening.
We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow, but Friday they're predicting rain and a high of 8C, which is going to make for a helluva mess!
Stay warm out there.