Sunday, February 16, 2014

In the Land of Ice and Snow...

     "the land of ice and snow" is courtesy of Led Zepelin, but it describes precisely the snow situation where I live.

     In the land of the pale blue snow, where it's 99 below
     And polar bears are roaming o'er the plain
     In the shadow of the poles we wander to and fro
     We'll be happy when the ice worms nest again

    This may come from Wilf Carter but it's not clear as to where it comes from. It does make me think about the winter I've put I've experienced. Some bloggers are writing about a soon coming spring. For me I will have to wait a while longer for warm weather. 

     They have recently cleared some of our streets so we have some huge piles of snow. The kids are having fun jumping off these piles.
   
    My ski trail is under these enormous snow piles. The picture at the end shows the ski trail in a normal winter snow of 2010.
  









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  1. Wow the snow sure is piling up there Red.
    Looks like you are out there making your own ski trail, good for you !

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    1. I always make my own trail. I'm usually looking for more snow. They put these piles on top of my trail.

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  2. That is a lot of snow. You have more than we do here in central Alberta. The rain and winds have also made it so that we can even go out on sleds. My hubby and I are off now until mid March.. Catch up when Im back.

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    1. I am in central Alberta...Red Deer.

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  3. It will take forever to melt! We have piles too but I think yours are larger. King on the mountain thats what we used to play during recess at school on the snow piles:)

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    1. the k,ids here are having a ball with these piles. One family near us play outside most of the time. Once the sun gets higher stuff melts in a hurry.

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  4. It's odd how we always seem to wish for what we haven't got. I would love to experience your winter.

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    1. One thing for sure , you wouldn't be living in your van!

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  5. What can I say other than that is one helluva lot of snow.

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    1. It's more snow than I've ever seen...except for the mountains.

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    1. The spring sun will melt things in a hurry.

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  7. Wow Red it is awesome it is the same here. I have not skiied since I started snowshoeing. Nice PIC of you. Enjoy I hope to break trail today it is going to snow again tonight. B

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    1. Most of our snow fell in Nov. Dec.

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  8. Oh My, your snow piles look like ours here. Yep, we had a marvelous Valentine's Day Storm and an even bigger one on Feb 16 - every yard has a mountain of snow and its packed everywhere. I do not mind the snow, in fact I like winter as I do all the seasons. I think life would be quite dull without all our seasons. You look most dapper on your skis and ready to go. If you gt lost, I just tell the search party to look for the red gloves, eh Red. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Red gloves? Petty snazzy eh? We can't really complain as I've never seen this much snow before.

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  9. Wonderful winter images. Looks exactly like that around here; piles and piles of snow everywhere. We got our fair share this winter. That's a fantastic image of you. What better way to get around this winter than with skis!

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    1. This is right outside my house. I can go out when ever I want. I quite often go in the evening. This is it for my skiing this year.

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  10. Sigh. I keep seeing pictures like this on my blogger family's posts. That is a LOT of snow, Red. It's almost March, the calendar says. Doesn't spring come soon? I hope so. :-)

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    1. You're right. Spring isn't that fr away. Once the sun gets up higher things change in a hurry.

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  11. oh, those snow piles would make some great forts! thanks for the memories, red!

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    1. Great for forts and tunnels. Not too many kids live in this area. Not many kids play outside in the snow. they don't know what they're missing.

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  12. Wow those are some serious snow piles! I'd hate to shovel those lol.

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    1. These were made with the huge front end loaders.

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  13. I think my snow piles might be bigger than your snow piles. But then again maybe not....:)

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    1. I don't want to claim bragging rights on highest snow pile. We've just got too much snow.

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  14. I remember Grandma and Grandpa building steps in snow that deep, so they could get over the fence out of their yard.

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    1. Now that was a cool use of snow!

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  15. It seems there is just nowhere to put all the snow. That trail looks like it makes for some rather difficult skiing - or maybe you should strap on some alpine skis ;-)

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    1. The snow was piled over my trail by the loaders. I'll pass on skiing over these mounds.

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  16. Even when it warms some those piles will be there awhile. :)
    We made it to a balmy 48 degrees today - woo-hoo! Hasn't been above freezing in a couple of weeks.

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  17. 48 sounds great. Our thaw takes place when the sun is much higher so things melt pretty quickly.

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  18. It has been quite the winter! I need to get out skiing again soon.

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