Sunday 14 January 2018

THAT was a storm!

From snow cover of 35 cm to nothing in 24 hours.

Annabelle slept outside on the bench all afternoon. It was pouring rain, but balmy.

The goldfish pond was melty.

My pile of stacked logs fell down the hill.

Then, it got foggy.

In the warmth of the afternoon, the tree frog began singing! I wasn't sure he was in there. (This video was from 2 years ago, when he similarly came in with the plant. Caitlin found him that year, and put him outside. It's too late, now.)
Tree frog Plant from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

In the late afternoon, the ice and pellets, then snow.

This is what we woke up to on Saturday morning. I had to clear off the feeders!

The rain hit the house everywhere, the snow stuck when it was blown by the wind.

Hubby used the snowblower, I did the side walk. The deer watched him.
 I said, "Let's wait until the sun comes out!"
"Oh, no," he says, "it's not going to clear up."
I ribbed him all afternoon when the sun shone!

I love the wee tracks in the snow. Birds, squirrels, and little mice tracks.

We had 16 cm, I did the front walk with the snow blower, after hubby did the driveway, then finished the walk with the shovel. Voila!

The highlight was the temperature shift. It was 12 C. in the afternoon, after a day of rain, then it dropped from 12 => 5 C. within an hour. The ice pellets fell, then the snow fell. A total of 16 cm. This morning we were back down to the cold, -16 C. The snow cover simply disappeared.

Time lapse! I removed the balls from the tree in the rain. They were filling up inside. Then, the camera pooched out as snow covered the lens!
Rain, pellets, snow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Nancy J said...

Best of all, your huge temperature gauge, with BOTH C and F !!! What fun out there for the animals, and those logs, guess you'll have to haul them back again. Hope it clears soon.

Cloudia said...

Stay cozy dear!

William Kendall said...

The warm up dented some of the snow pack in town, but not all of it, and a good part of it came back with the latest snowfall. It's a lot colder now!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It looks so pretty. From here! Mind you, we are getting hit right now (think industrial washing machines outside the window). We might not get quite as much snow - or it won't lie as long. I don't envy you the work of upkeep at your place, but sure appreciate the beauty of your space! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

It's up and down and all around.

Lowcarb team member said...

Guess we just never know quite what the weather will do next!
I certainly enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

Red said...

That was some thaw! I don't like such extremely variable weather.