Monday, December 17, 2007

The Winter Of Our Discontent 2007

So, last night was amazing! The snow fell all day and through the whole evening.

Just after dinner I went outside when the guys were shoveling, (I was baking cookies: How So-June Cleaver of me) While I was outside I got some great photos and video for you to see.

The snow was fine and coming down hard. That is how it was all day.
There was lots of wind and it was very very cold: -17C
I can't believe it could even snow at that temperature!

In the post before this, I show an example of what the yard looked like before the snow.
And this is what it was like last night.


The bush by are steps is below the height of the hand rails on the steps. The rest is snow pile that has fallen on the bush. You can also see my iron trellises (I didn't even get a chance to get them in before the snow bonded them to the ground in early November.) And in the pic in the last post, you can see so much more of the trellis.



Carl and Cam Shoveling:

These pics are without the flash so I don't pick up the glare from the flakes, and you get to see more snow!:

There are also some very pretty lights on our street:











This is the greatest impromptu video ever!
This is Cam and Carl shoveling at 7PM last night. It took them hours to shovel and it was so cold! Our neighbour had a better idea! They decided to pile into the nice warm van and polish their driveway instead! Stay warm, listen to tunes, and spin your tires! What more fun could anyone want?:(TURN UP YOUR VOLUME!)


video


I have to tell you that what I missed (cuz I was freezing and went in) was that they actually went around the block and tried to take a running start at the driveway, and got no farther.

If you kept saying, " I can't see the video cuz its too dark!"
Then click the video below and see the brightened and lightened version.:


video





Come back later and I will have pics of the Monday Dec 17th Snow Day!
The day after the storm of our discontent.

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10 comments:

Dirty Butter said...

I so enjoyed looking at all that snow. If I could wiggle my nose and be there, and then return just as quickly to good ole warm South, I would.

Thanks for the sweet ecard. Merry Christmas to you, too!!!

Teena said...

The amount of snow we got was insane!!!

TorAa said...

OMG - U had a challenge - with snow. We knew all about as Norwegians. Yeah. wE DO.
but so far this Winter, in Oslo - Frost and no snow. Here in Oslo South, the Nature is like a X-Mas Card. Took some pic's today.

ps. it's really a contrats to our Silver Wedding Hineymoon in Argentina. WOW

hugs from Oslo

TorAa said...

OMG - U had a challenge - with snow. We knew all about as Norwegians. Yeah. wE DO.
but so far this Winter, in Oslo - Frost and no snow. Here in Oslo South, the Nature is like a X-Mas Card. Took some pic's today.

ps. it's really a contrats to our Silver Wedding Hineymoon in Argentina. WOW

hugs from Oslo

TorAa said...

What a fabulous post - and the video - your neighbour when trying to drive up to the garage - as a Norwegian: I can not believe it. Oh, you are so used to snow and ice - but still using Summer Tyres;))) Sorry, I must laugh.

From my parking to the road: it's much steeper and 2 90 degrees curves. No one do have a problem.

However - what a great job you did to get rid of the Snow;) But where is the Global Warming? I'm so confused...

Felice Navidad
God Jul
Merry Christmas

TorAa said...

One click - and 3 copies???
Yes, that was what happened

RennyBA said...

You really got snow for Xmas and even if we've got some in Oslo, Norway, I envy you as you have so much more.

Your neighbours seams to have funny ideas of getting rid of it (the first vid was perfectly well to watch!).

Wish you A Wonderful Yuletide :-)

TorAa said...

Amazing pictures

Dear you :
Just want to say: Riktig God Jul - Merry Christmas - Felize Navidad - Joyeux Nöel - Gute Weinachten

Waterfalls Insights said...

Your neighbor was priceless! it's a good thing his window wasn't open. I can just imagine that the smoke coming from the inside of the car with his colourful language would have been worse than the burning rubber coming from his tires! lol!

Mother of Invention said...

Weren't those storms amazing?! Now we're due for a melt! Crazy Canuck weather!