Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring? Hold on a Minute

     On my last post we were  having such a nice  spring day that I got my bike out for a ride.

     However , things change and change very quickly. It is March, and weather can be variable. We get most of our snow in March.

    So we were surprised by a good dump of snow in the last two days. To make it more interesting the snow  wasn't forecast. So our natural adaptations kicked in and we dealt with snow and treacherous road conditions.

     Friday evening we received a small amount of drizzle and snow. At 2:30 AM when I left the casino there was a hard crust of snow to scrape off the car. 
  

     Saturday evening it started snowing about 5:00 PM. The snow became heavy and road conditions quickly became dangerous. When I left the casino at 2:30 AM there was six inches of snow. So much more cleaning off the car!

    Sunday morning showed us a pleasant view of a white covered landscape.











   

40 comments:

  1. sure looks pretty! but now you need a snowbike! :)

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    1. Don't laugh. There are bikes rigged out to ride all winter.

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  2. We haven't had a snow like that all winter! Lucky you at least it is moisture for the trees. It is kinda pretty too...blue sky and all:)

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    1. The snow does make for a good spring and helps the plants to a good start.

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  3. Red we got it here as well, first thing this morning I was out shovelling again and not just a wee bit of snow neither! Hope this passes quickly, at least we're at the tail end of this though.

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    1. Edmonton got way more snow than us. We were on the edge. tTe snow only went as far as Innisfail.

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  4. You're out and about at 2.30am?? I admire your stamina, a little snow storm would be nothing to you. The photos are lovely.

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    1. 2:30 two mornings in a row is a bit much.

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  5. That's a grand sight. I don't know how you manage staying up and out till the small hours.

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    1. You need something to keep you busy so you don't fall asleep.

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  6. This has been a tough winter in the east. A few decades ago it was common in the month of March to see some on the on the ground left over from winter. This year in Southern Ontario most of the snow has gone but the lakes and ponds are still frozen. I hear it only took ten years for the last ice age to form. Do think we have anything to be concerned about?

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    1. Nope! But climate change will bring extreme conditions.

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  7. It's really scenic. Although I'm ready for some colour now. March is such an unpredictable month. It was starting to warm up over here and WHAM suddenly it's freezing cold out. Minus 15 Celsius and I type this. Thankfully, it's only temporary; warmer days are coming up.

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    1. Yes, warmer days are coming up later this week.

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  8. That is hard to deal with, you have to shovel again I am afraid.

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    1. I did shovel and also for a friend who just had a knee replacement.

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  9. Nice photos Red. "It ain't over till its over", eh.

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    1. Thanks! Who said that? Yogi Bera?

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  10. Beautiful photos! I don't mind March snows, because it usually melts quickly. We haven't had our normal weather, though. The sap isn't running. We were -15 this a.m. and it's so sad!

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    1. The sun is much more direct and the ground temperature is up so the snow melts quickly.

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  11. And what were you doing at the casino at that hour, Red? You amaze me sometimes! But those are interesting pictures of a spring I hope I don't experience personally. :-)

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    1. I put in two shifts for a charitable group. Hey you need lots of snow because you didn't get much this winter.

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  12. Hi Red, What a change! Hey, is that your driveway in the last photo? Looks like the Micro Manager has some work to do. :-) Have a great day! John

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    1. The last photo is the street beside my house. Quite a mess eh?

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  13. I shall wait until the end of the month to empty my snowblower gas.

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    1. I don't know about your place but for sure here , don't put the snow blower away.

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    1. Yes, great stuff although I wasn't too happy when it started because it became very icy.

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  15. We got dumped too. Now you need a snowmobile to go in some nearby snowy field. And ride, ride, ride. Frustrations out over this so called Spring day. Your pictures are beautiful.( Sigh)

    My Mother-in-laws Birthday was April 4th. I hate to break your bubble. It snowed on that day. Bout she has passed on. Perhaps it will not occur now. You think? Gulp!

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    1. It was a tyoical March storm.

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  16. Old man winter is having a hard time letting go.

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    1. Yes, here winter can linger .

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  17. I saw my first robin and had my first crocuses blooming and then last night we got dumped on by 7 inches of heavy, wet snow. It's always harder to bear when you've had a taste of spring, I think.

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    1. Yes, set backs give us a jolt. On the lighter side , your crocuses will survive.

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  18. Winter doesn't want to miss you :)

    We got colder temperature today as well, they promised snow but I 'm glad it didn't come.

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    1. This is a normal spring event. We'll still get some more snow.

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  19. The snow is beautiful but when it starts getting warm then I am ready for spring don't like going back. Be safe

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    1. Things turn green here pretty rapidly but it won't be for five or more weeks.

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  20. We don't quite have spring here yet either. I like your snowy photos, though!

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  21. Oh my! We have seen robins and are expecting 70 degrees today. I'm not sure I want to see snow again this year.
    Stay warm!

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