If you ignore the digging, car brushing off, the driving, the cold and the blistering wind - it's absolutely beautiful:
Early in the storm, I'm inside. Poor little Bart has to go outside. He's established a little pathway to the right. Nothing like the winter interest of a watering can to the left.....
A few hours later. I'd cut a lot of material down after ice storm last year to help clear the area for the fence repair. Looking forward to establishing larger plant material this year.
And my establishing shot from the front porch. Now, you probably can't see too well, but the plow drove up over the sidewalk and into my corner bed. Something to consider for redesign - do I continue to have a corner bed?
At noon, the storm was done.
Really does look like a soft blanket doesn't it?
At 4:30, Kevin, Bart and I headed off to the mailbox to pick up our mail. You can almost make out where the truck has pushed the snow:
This is a little further down the street - so beautiful:
I had been shovelling earlier when one of these patches of snow let go on my head:
So much snow that this street hasn't even been touched by plows:
And finally the mailboxes - alas, Canada Post called it a snow day and didn't bother to deliver. The snow is up over your knees here:
See how pretty the snow is on the evergreens. So much better when it isn't wrapped in burlap.
One of about five urns:
Dear Sedum trying to keep their heads above the rising snow line.
My big front rock, just barely visible.
And a long-shadowed goodbye for this blog post for the day. Stay warm! More snow scheduled all week long.