The old saying…”If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” seems to apply here, this week. On Monday, we were still in a deep freeze, on Tuesday, the day was warm and sunny, on Wednesday, we got a further 15 cm of snow and today, it was warm and windy. That must be why we keep 3 or 4 different coats in our winter closets in this neck of the woods.
I recall many discussions with a former workmate when he was going through his first winter after moving to Edmonton. Each day, sunny, frozen, snowy or balmy, his first question to me would be “Is this normal winter weather here?” Each time, I responded “No”! Finally after the 5th weather change, in frustration, he asked “What the H— is normal winter weather around here?” I replied “This!”
You have already seen my posts from the frozen and the thaw days. I have no post for the snow day, as I was too busy shovelling (3 times, as a matter of fact). This is the sidewalk were I got my upper body workout yesterday.
We did walk to the grocery store yesterday and it felt like we were walking on a sandy beach. Every step was a struggle and by the end of the short walk, we were weary, but we did not get a suntan.
We did see evidence of snow removal equipment around today, including this wee sidewalk beasty…
…so we each donned one of our 4 coats in the front closet, added snow cleats to our boots, in case we found ice….
…and set off through the latest version of a winter wonderland.
The wee sidewalk beastie had already been around our usual paths.
Animal tracks were everywhere and it looks like some dog frolicking may have been going on.
People tracks too. Not sure why anyone would want to plow through deep snow on foot, but I do recall doing this as a kid. The cross country ski tracks had already been set by the staff from the nearby high school and it looked like conditions were great, but nobody was out skiing.