Sunday, November 3, 2013

What a Blast!

     We had a very serious introduction to winter here this weekend. Light snow started falling about 10:00 AM Sat.  By 3:00 PM heavy wet snow was falling. We came home around 4 and shoveled before we went in the house. We shoveled again about 6:30 PM. I should have shoveled about 8 or 9. It snowed very heavily all night. Sun morning I started shoveling the wet snow. It was brutal. A neighbor across the street rescued me when he brought his snow blower over and  finished the job for me.

    We got about 30 cm (12 in.) of snow. For us that us a major snow fall. Most of our snowfalls are an inch or two.

    So we are ready for a white Christmas!




The tree is the same. The photo on the bottom was taken at night and the one on the top in the day.




Lilac at night full of snow.


My little birch with street light glare behind it.


There's a mugo pine under there!


Snow sculpture on the side of a car.


A heavily loaded bird feeder.

A huge spruce branch across the alley
    So this storm was a real blast! Usually I send my snow to Minnesota to Far Side of Fifty. This time it's not going to Minnesota as it seems to die out around the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.

     Oh, I didn't learn anything about taking pictures of snow at the night. I did get some snowflakes!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, did you ever get it! The snow sure was heavy to shovel this morning, it tuckered me right out! I love your shots...you made this mess of white stuff look beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have never been beat before by snow shoveling. I was completely pooped before being half finished. I tried the night shots but I need more camera and more smarts.

      Delete
  2. Twelve inches!!! Red the snow I've had for the past three years wouldn't total that much I don't think.
    Glad to hear your neighbor helped you out. Heavy wet snow is the dangerous kind to shovel. I say send me some but it's not cold enough here.
    I do like the first night shot with the snow flakes everywhere - Christmas card potential.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes we don't get 12 inches in a whole winter either! Shoveling snow won't kill me . I don't have problems that way. It just exhausted me.

      Delete
  3. Beautiful snow photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

    ReplyDelete
  4. First question - did you get your cross country skies out? Second - how come you haven't bought a snowblower? The snow on the trees is quite pretty and I like the evening shot. Imagine, the leaves are still on the trees too. You know what that means Red - the warm weather will come once again and melt it all away before winter sets in.....maybe. ha,ha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The cross country skis are half waxed. We usually don't get enough snow to bother with a snow blower. If this had been dry winter snow it would have been no problem. All our leaves are gone. I think this is here to stay.

      Delete
  5. Thanks for not sending it this way! We did have rain with partial icy maybe snow today, but it all melted. You need a snow stick too..but I suppose it is too late:(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We just couldn't quite get it to go your way. It seemed to lose it's energy in western Sask.

      Delete
  6. WOW Red can you do me a favour keep it out there for just a little longer we need to get some more fence done and more wood in. Thanks for the help:) Nice photos I love snow. B

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We never even send a snowflake your way. Our weather slides south to Minnesota. You get your nasty lows from the Atlantic.

      Delete
  7. It IS beautiful. And I know it's coming here. Snow tires are on... You take care shovelling. My goldfish pond is frozen.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The snow was beautiful as it hung on the trees. The wind soon will take care of it and it will be gone.

      Delete
  8. WOW We just had our first few frosts no signs of snow ~ hopefully for a while.
    Glad someone gave you a hand and came to your rescue with a snow blower Red :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We get overnight frost about halt the nights in October.

      Delete
  9. This is a lot of snow for the first snowfall! What will come next? So sad for the red tree, all gone under the snow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We usually don't get heavy snow storms. This snow will soon blow off the tree. It's a mountain ash and the leaves have dropped. The berries stay on all year.

      Delete
  10. Seems early to me to have that much snow. You reminded me of Colorado winters when we'd have three feet! I don't miss it, Red. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We rarely get anything like this. One year I road my bike until Dec. 7.

      Delete
  11. My goodness1 You've got a lot of snow already!! ;-)
    Great shots!

    Many greetings from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yes, ordinarily we don't get so much snow at once.
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  13. that is awesome! well, it looks pretty, anyway!!! loved your title: 'what a blast!' :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We were fortunate with this snow as there was no wind.

      Delete
  14. That's a lot snow at once! It is SO pretty though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For here it's a lot of snow at once.

      Delete
  15. Wow, that's a LOT of snow!! It's so pretty though. Nice photos you took.

    ReplyDelete