Our first blizzard of the season has passed us by. The weather system is still going, though. On the weather radar, I can see that a swath of the US, Ontario and Quebec are being hit as the storm makes its way to the East coast. As I write this, we are at -22C/-7.6F, with … Continue reading Just a bit of snow…
If all had gone to plan for today, I would be just arriving at my mother's right now, to help her with her grocery shopping. This morning, things were looking just fine out. Some of the cats still didn't want to go out in the relatively warm temperatures! 😀 Switching out the memory card on … Continue reading Stormy day
It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
The predicted thunderstorms did pass over us last night. Not the severest part of the system, but enough that we had quite the light show. More are expected today, though I think we will, once again, just get hit by the edges of the system. I had intended to actually *gasp* go to bed before … Continue reading An interesting night!
Taking advantage of a break to quickly post! My attempts at getting kitten pictures has been a failure today. Those little buggers move fast! 😀 So do flowers, actually. At least with the winds we had when I was doing my rounds this morning! These delicate little wildflowers have burst into bloom now. It's interesting … Continue reading Gotta be quick!
... of a spring storm. https://youtu.be/QjfxKbOkh_A I'm not looking forward to clearing the driveway after this. It's supposed to continue snowing through most of the day. I was planning to go to the post office, as I'm expecting some packages, but I think I will wait until Monday! My daughter is working on Saturday, which … Continue reading Just a bit …
The first real snow this year's kittens have seen, and it's a blizzard! 😀 The cats seemed to rather like the snow - and all the birds that came visiting the feeding station!
While the blizzard was howling, on Thanksgiving day weekend, we were surprised by how many birds were braving the conditions to feed. It was also the first time we've seen dark eyes juncos since spring - and they went away with the storm!
These go back to Thanksgiving weekend, when the blizzard was just starting to hit. Normally I would have cropped them, but you can get a sense of how much the wind was blowing around this poor blue jay!
While doing my rounds, I noticed something about the storm damage to one of our elms that I hadn't before. I simply didn't stop to look, since it's still to wet and snowy to start cleaning the damage up, until today while doing my morning rounds. This branch here isn't just broken. It's broken off … Continue reading A few interesting things today