Friday, 27 January 2023

❆ More snow!

It was a tricky jab, as always. Poor JB and his quarterly PSA tests. All went well, and the test was good, same as last thing. He took in two hand warmers, and they seemed to help. I'm glad he had the test Wednesday, since we had a major snow storm. 🌨  The results came in online, and all is good. 

My job is clear. Clearing up! The question, as always, is when to start. I try aim for near the end of the storm! 
The snow ploughs were out in southern Ontario. Our main highways are always pretty good, once they get going.

There was a bit of shovelling to do. The bird feeders are quite snow covered.

The last storm vs. this storm. 

I eased myself into the day. It was going to be a big job. Cinnamon, however, was full of beans. A bird or squirrel came by him as he sat in the window, and he broke off my massive orchid stem. He didn't mean to. Fight or flight, and fight won. There is another bud stem coming along. Thankfully.

He was still up to having some fun. They like the catapillar. Cinnamon and Nutmeg. 

cat play from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Shovelling out, first job: the sidewalk. There was 26 cm, some of it windblown.

Nice, crisp edges! Average depth =  22.86 cm.

The plows go by and leave a bit of snow! I got it, though.

Ta da! A shower was called for. 

I looked like this, again! The wind was wicked.

Today, I plan on doing the back deck! I meant to get the snow off the water fountain, but I was too tired!


Tom said...

...this year the snow isn't falling on us. Take care and stay warm and well.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
... good work, that woman! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Watching those two spar is a treat.

Jeanie said...


LOVE seeing the cats play together!

Anvilcloud said...

tthe storms have been coming regularly. Maybe we’ll get a bit of a break for awhile.

Christine said...

Yes lots of snow

Elephant's Child said...

Glad that JB's results were good.
The spray of orchids will last well as a cut flower too.
That is a LOT of snow.

Cloudia said...

Glad to hear about JB. Your cats and outdoor wonders are always enjoyable. But what is that little robot sweeping away snow?! Is that some sort of remote control helper? You've gotten. Inquiring minds want to know! Aloha from Honolulu dear

RedPat said...

You work so hard clearing snow.
I have put orchid stems in water and they last a long time.

The Padre said...

Happy Kitty Kitties - So Dig That Glowing Hump Of Snow - Way Cool

Happy Friday,

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my Jenn, that must be backbreaking work!!! Great photos though and loved the kitty video. Someone wanted that top spot :)

DeniseinVA said...

p.s. good news about JB's tests. Pushed the publish button before I could say that. Fingers are faster than my brain at times :)

Barbara Rogers said...

Yes indeed, you deserved a warm shower. Kitties are sweet. Happy that the test is good for JB. What a winter wonderland you live in!

The Furry Gnome said...

My snowblowing days are over, sadly. Used to love doing it.

Red said...

26 cm of snow. That's a lot for a young girl to shovel.

Kay said...

OUCH on the orchid! I know what it takes to make them bloom. I'm glad you have another one coming. You really have a green thumb.

Penelope Notes said...

It would be tempting to stay indoors with the cats and wait for a big snow melt. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Brrr! So much snow!
Keep as warm as you can and keep safe.

I did enjoy watching Cinnamon and Nutmeg on the Catapillar :)

All the best Jan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Good news about JB's tests. I'm sure that relieved a bit of stress on your part.

Goodness you cleared a LOT of snow. Seems you SHOULD be tired after all you did.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's good to hear the test results were good news.

I can't even imagine so much snow, much less so much snow as an expected part of winter. Wow!