Friday, November 16, 2018

First Major Snow

We are having quite a start to winter, and it isn't even winter yet. Well, it is, but not officially if you know what I mean.

In the past two days, we have set record low temperatures — for those days, that is. We have had four snowfalls already, this overnight one being a major one, and it's still snowing. It's major enough to cancel all of the school buses in the region. It's just mid-November, and this isn't usual, at least not in our 13 prior winters in the area.

I did snap a few pictures from my den window as I do once or twice each winter. I may trudge out through the snow later to try a few others. But I don't have my snow tires on yet, so I will stick close to home, at least for the morning.

This ↓ is our across-the-street neighbour maneuvering out of his driveway. The plows had left a pile of snow in front of his, so he smartly exited from his adjacent neighbour's cleared driveway. The thing is that he has paid for snow removal and they promised to come by 7AM. This was taken at 8AM. The other thing is that we have hired the same contractor. It could be a long winter.



Once he had one car out, he began to work on the other. He spotted me peeping, and we waved, but I have already deleted that photo and can't be bothered to retrieve it although I could.



Our adjacent neighbours also have two cars, and I was able to sneak some pictures of them too.




Meanwhile, I'll wait for our contractor: not that I'm planning on going anywhere soon, but I really just want people to do what they say they are going to do.

10 comments:

Ruth said...

We have 10+ cm of heavy snow this morning and the plow left a big deposit of snow and leaves at the end of the driveway. The city cleans up the leaves we rake to the curb on the last week of November (we have a lot!) I only remember one other November where we had this much snow before leaf pick up. Be safe in this early winter weather.

Shammickite said...

Big snow here overnight too. I posted some pics on my blog just to prove that the middle of November is far too early for the white stuff. My drive has already been cleaned as we have an army of people who get on with the job as soon as it snows. My snow tires went on last week. Hooray!

Should Fish More said...

We had a snow like that a couple weeks ago, but I'm in the northern Rockies at 6K elevation, so it's not at all early.

Also that's one reason I'm in Seattle for the holidays.

Joanne Noragon said...

I hired out the car cleaning and drive clearing this year. And needed it already. Damn winter!

Tabor said...

I must say your neighbors are nice dressers. Just saying!! In all that snow.

Silver Willow said...

Yikes! That's a LOT of snow!

William Kendall said...

And we got it in town as well, and of course the schools are out. I wonder if it'll stay- the ground's cold enough now, and the canal's freezing up.

Mage said...

New Your was brought to a halt. Yes, chains and camera must for the winter snow days.

Jacqui said...

In the Midlands of the UK, we are still in late autumn colour and so it's a bit of a shock to the system to see you in deep snow!

Jenn Jilks said...

That was a beautiful storm. The deer are looking pretty mournful!!!