Friday, December 28, 2012

Time to Hide

Winter came to visit our province in full force yesterday.
The snow swirled, blasted, and climbed everything in its path.
By the end of the day the snowfall had reached a new record...
45 centimetres in 24 hours!

Being a family of six, we took the clearing of the driveway and walkways in shifts.  By the end of the day not one of us could lift more than a log for the fireplace, where we gathered to rest our sore muscles. 

This is the view outside of the same kitchen window.
A good day to hide and stay inside!


  1. Stay warm!! That's a whole lot of snow, and I'm very glad to hear that you had help in your shoveling duties.

  2. Hi Rosemary,'s really wintertime. I saw the the news on TV here in Holland. It;s terrible! I remember when my oldest son was born 34 years ago the snowfall was also of that height.

    Just hide and stay inside and warm!


  3. What a lovely snow at your peak,
    Here everything is wet wet wet rain Brrrrrrrr!

  4. That is a lot of snow. The plants and gardens welcome the snowy blanket, all snug beneath it, but the humans and gardeners must hunker inside the house. Enjoy hiding inside for a while!

  5. Yikes! That's a lot of snow in 24 hours and a lot of shoveling. I love the look of snow but having to remove it from sidewalks and driveways is another story!

  6. Oh Rosemary, I can still remember what it was like getting snow like that when I used to live in Norway, we had snowfall like that every winter. Fortunately you are many people who can take shifts shovelling the snow! Here in London we have just rain and more rain. They said on the news today that 2012 was the wettest on record for England and if it rains a bit more the next few days it will be the wettest on record for the whole of UK too. Lets hide and stay inside, good idea :-)

  7. I love the outside view - you must all be a snug as a bug in a rug indoors.

  8. Hello Rosemary!
    Beautiful winter with you.
    Oh, you had to work hard for a lot of clearing snow.
    I send greetings.

  9. Brrr, definitely looks like a great day to stay inside near a warm fire!!! Stay warm:)

  10. Oh bless your hearts! I'm glad you have a fire to keep you warm!

  11. Sounds like snowman and cookies weather! :o)

  12. Nice view from both inside and out. Glad to know that you have willing helping hands to clear your paths. Stay warm and cozy and have lots of festive cheer inside.

  13. Rosemary, you've got thick snow like we have here. But last day the temp was up to 0 C
    and I guess what will be with snow if it be warmer :((.
    Take care and stay inside, the shoveling is hard work, I know well.

  14. Hello Rosemary, much snow in a day is quite a lot.
    Here is the total no winter, the spring seems.
    Have a nice day, Irma

  15. Oby Was nie zasypało :). Pierwsze zdjęcie jest urocze. Pozdrawiam.
    I hope you do not buried :). The first picture is adorable. Yours.

  16. Great job! Gorgeous!
    Happy New Year 2013 and a hug
    special party.

  17. Oh my!
    That is a lot of snow for me!
    It reminds me of snow storm we had in Raleigh, NC, some 12 years ago!
    It was so severe the municipality was not prepared, so our son couldn't got to school for 3 weeks!
    Enjoy the passing into the New Year, Rosemary, and may it bring much light and warmth to you and your loved ones!

  18. Looks coooooooooold, but also very nice!
    I hope you have had a nice Christmas and will have a nice and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  19. Hi! What a lot of snow. Heard it on the news that eastern US and Canada woulg get a lot.
    Our snow is now melting away .....we will have warm about +5C for many days more.
    Lovely pictures you have.
    Happy New Year.
    Majsan from Sweden!

  20. “Happy New Year”
    “See you in 2013”
    Hugs ♥♥♥
    ”Camera Eye”&”Photo Haiku”

  21. I hear the big snow has hit Connecticut. Thanks for the reminder of why I'm in Georgia. Especially as I'm a solo shoveler.

  22. Happy New Year! Lovely snow.....looks cold and beautiful. Amazing what a few months will do around your garden:) Stay warm!

  23. What is it with you a snow Rosemary,
    Here in the Netherlands there is nothing and it is only wet and gray. It seemed wonderful to see so much snow at once :-)

    Greetings, Helma

  24. B-R-R-R! It's cold here too, but we haven't had to shovel much snow yet.

  25. Hi Rosemary !

    How interesting post and beautiful blog !

    Wish you & your family a very Happy New Year 2013 !


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