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And the snow goes on...


By elke


We’re expecting more snow today, which means milder temperatures and some relief (If not confusion) for the garden plants. Soon to be followed by ice pellets and freezing rain, then straight rain, so a good day to stay indoors. I have my GST (VAT) return for December to do anyway… So I’m going to enjoy my indoor garden as the amaryllis continue to open.
I will add photos as and when the snow arrives. Of course, in our little micro climate here in the bay, we may just get the rain – won’t be so pretty, but the roads will be safer.
All the best,

4 pm
Well it took a while coming, but the snow has started. The temperature has risen to minus 5 C, so it will be a while before this turns to rain.

It’s settling on the deck and the Adirondack chairs.

Don’t think there will be enough light for any more photos tonight, but if the snow’s still around tomorrow I’ll add a photo or two.

9 pm
The snow is blowing about, so looks less than it is, but it won’t be here long – rain expected tomorrow – we are dodging yet another major storm. This one came up from Texas along the Eastern Seaboard.

9 am Thursday, January 29
Well we rocked and rolled a bit overnight, but the skies are clearing, the rain washed away some of the snow but it’s now getting colder and it’s all frozen over. So we can’t get down the driveway yet. At least the power hasn’t gone off. It does, frequently. We are on a well with an electric pump, so need to keep the bath filled and jugs of water in the cupboard. There’s a stiff westerly wind blowing now, so lovely views of the white caps in the bay. The lobster fishermen’s pots will have all been blown about, hope they find them all.

The wind blew one of our heavy chairs right over the seat around the deck.

I think that’s the end of this particular blog – at least until the next storm!
All the best,

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Best to stay indoors in that weather. :o(
You'r amaryllis are a nice warm colour to make you feel better.

29 Jan, 2009


Nasty weather, Elke. Not gardening weather, that's for sure! LOL.

Keep warm and safe.

29 Jan, 2009


your amaryllis looks just great! I find them very cheerful flowers at this time of year. am glad there doesn't seem too much snow coming at your end. have seen some pictures this winter and am glad I live where I do. Keep safe and warm!

29 Jan, 2009


Actually I would have liked a bit more snow and less freezing rain - the plants need the cover, and I couldn't get the car down the drive (let alone up again) to get to an important appointment this afternoon! And then the power went out! Such is winter in Canada!

30 Jan, 2009

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