It has been so snowy, that Environment Canada in their January weather review said that Southern Ontario has been subjected to "death by a thousand flurries". The only thing that gives me hope, is that one of the senior climatologists did an analysis of the accuracy of Wiarton Willie's pronouncements, and they're no better than a coin toss - 50%. Fingers crossed he's having an off year.
The Town of Oakville appears to have purchased some fancy new snow removal equipment. Notice this nasty dark lumpy formation on my lawn (and I'm afraid garden). Well, it is street snow that is laden with salt and some sanding chemical from the road. Before the sidewalk guy and the street plow would just try to wear the snow out tossing it from one position to the other. Unfortunately it looks like either street man, or sidewalk man now has the power to blow the disgusting stuff right up and onto our properties - sort of half wondering if I can attack it with a shovel, and toss it on the road before it all melts and gets into the garden.