I've been watching the power outages. Yes, what else does an old math teacher do but create a graph? What I am looking for is progress. This morning, we (Ontario HydroOne) are down to 555 outages, and 30,000 without power. Progress. They are cleaning up from the storm, trains are still stopped along the Windsor Montreal corridor.
We made BBC news, things are so bad in North America! The drifting was awful all over. DW picked up on the mess in the US, 200 million without power, not realizing the storms covered the middle of the continent, and ignored the geopolitical border!
Dec. 23 – you can see they were getting a handle on things, then the winds began in earnest.
Dec. 25th – the wind was still howling.
I shoveled a path to the feeders. The birds have been having quite a time in the snow.
Our triplet bucks were play fighting.
This one has lost an antler. I'll have to summon some energy to go snowshoeing and look for it. Maybe.
After being quite excited with three male cardinals and one female, Christmas Day we had 4 males with the female.
This shot turned out nicely. You have to understand this is through the front window.
This is a 46 cm (18") ruler. I worked hard at this. We might have rain this week, seriously, and the snow gets heavy and wet in the melt. I had to remove it.
I noticed bunny tracks!
I finally got my act together and dug out the sidewalk. This was 56 cm, this is a metre/yard stick.It's just from drifting.
I talked to our Ottawa family in the morning after they had unwrapped presents. Today is my birthday, so they usually end the call with, talk to you tomorrow!
Caitlin and family were hosting her youngest brother (we are estranged- no conversations with him!), plus her mother-in-law, and brother-in-law for Christmas dinner.
I lined up some Christmas movies to watch upstairs, and poured the wine. I made a fire in the basement. Our power outage worries are done, it was just for warmth for TV watching. There was football on. The cats really like football.
JB came upstairs while we did Facetime with Vancouver family. Jesse was wearing his Christmas jammies.
When Joseph Brian went back downstairs, two cats were sitting in the two chairs. I had to pull out a third chair. Everyone was happy and cozy.
Later, I checked the radar, and it looked like more snow on the way. The ribbon of clouds was to the south of us, yet the radar showed it to the north. This morning, we didn't get any more snow.
This morning, I woke to a lovely surprise! We have deferred Christmas and birthdays until our colds are better. It's sad, but last year we did Christmas in February due to COVID. Hopefully, this won't happen this year.
...your critters look as happy as can be. We barely have snow here. Happy Boxing Day.
(Weird Blogger again - this earlier post has only just shown on my reader...) Love that Cardinal shot - next year's Christmas card???
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENNIFER!!! Warmest wishes and hugs from afar. YAM xx
What can be better than bright red cardinals off soft white snow at Christmas?
Not weird Blogger, YAM, but me. I scheduled a couple of posts, just in case we did lose power, and messed up the days. It's all me!
Happy Birthday to you. Everyone looks cozy down by the fire.
What beautiful cardinal photos! We're still under a boil water warning here, but our weather is nothing as severe as yours. Wow!
Happy birthday and Boxing Day! Take the rest of the day off please.
The cardinals are the perfect Christmas bird. Happy birthday to a fellow Capricorn.
Glad to see you, since I missed you over breakfast this morning. I'm thinking of lunch about now. Wow, so much snow. I always wondered how those walls of perfectly vertical snow had been shoveled (by hand and a shovel, not a machine). Do hope that no more falls for a while.
Happy Birthday dear friend, enjoy your day, stay home, stay safe, and no doubt use the snow blower if it can cope with the height of the drifts.XXXXX
I think our celebrations are going to happen tomorrow (Tuesday). I am estranged from one of mine too. Not easy is it.
I admire you so much! I'm wishing you all the best for a wonderful year of the rabbit ahead
Oh of course! Happy birthday darling! I hope you enjoy your boxing day
Happy Birthday! Be careful out in that snow drift! Linda in Kansas
Happy Birthday Boxing Day!!
Happy birthday to you.
I'm so sorry for all that have no power and hope it is all fixed sooner than expected.
Happy belated birthday!!! Great blog post and as always, so much fun to see. Thanks Jenn!
p.s. hope you're feeling better by now.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes.
Lovely to see the Cardinal, such an amazing colour.
All the best Jan
Those cardinal photos -- dazzling! And the Christmas PJs were cute too. I know -- I can never move Lizzie either!
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