Sunday 15 January 2023

We were snowed in, again!

This was before the storm!

grounds crew? from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They haven't been very helpful with clean ups, staring at my storage containers which don't belong there! 

Friday, Jan. 13th

Dawn brought evidence of the snow, and roaming deer. We had 15 cm (6").

The wind blew, gusts scraping snow off of the roof.

First job, the driveway. I waved to the snowplough driver doing his job. Just after I took the photo, I could have given the finger to the Purolator tractor trailer. Driving too fast for road conditions, they totally splashed me with slush as I was struggling with the end of the driveway. I screamed in fright at the surprise and the noise, then cried at the insult of it all. It's no wonder I loathe leaving the house.

snowblower from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Later on, after doing the driveway, I took some photos.

I neglected to put this container in the shed, or further under the tree. The chopped up tree limbs are covered in snow. Whoopsie! I turned them over. 

After I finished doing the driveway, I went around back and shook off the lower tree limbs. Right down the back of my neck.

I was a bit of a mess! Snow everywhere. I had a hot shower and took the rest of the day off! 

I tackled the sidewalk. Snow had blown up on the deck. The kids were coming for 'Christmas.' The sun was out! 
Look at the bird bath:
The deer were cheering me on, I think.

Well, they were only after the candytuft, again, which sleeps under the warm blanket of snow. 

They are a busy crew. 

driveway deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

These are from the back deck. It was a bit of a shovel, as well. 

I dug us out successfully. Saturday the kids came over to celebrate December birthdays and Christmas. They were going to help with the branches, but it was tricky with them buried under the snow. 


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
As much work as it gives, there is no denying the beauty it gives to winter! YAM xx

Tom said...

...WOW, we got enough to make the ground white.

Anvilcloud said...

The kids were buried under the snow? Kidding. Can’t help myself sometimes. Your meaning was actually very clear.

You are a very hard-working gal. You must be as tough as nails.

RedPat said...

It looks beautiful but a lot of work for you.

Barbara Rogers said...

Good job on all the snow removal...sorry about that semi dashing slush at you, and the snow going down your neck when you shook it off the branches. Glad your family came visiting, as well as your friendly deer! They are so beautiful.

Christine said...

Family get togethers do get postponed sometimes.

Gaelyn said...

The snow is beautiful! Especially so from Arizona.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh wow. So much work ahead. Stay warm, stay safe. And, on a different note, we are going to be HOT again here and I am grateful to see your cooling photos.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's delightful to see your snow-covered landscapes. My patio plants (the ones that survived this weird winter) are already putting out green shoots, so it's such a different environment down here.

Nancy J said...

The snow blower shows the depth , and what a job to clear the driveway.Guess you will be staying home!!

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! That's a lot of snow!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

sounds like fun to me. i miss snow. hope you are enjoying it. i enjoy the exercise of cleaning up what you need to do. or get around and so on. i enjoyed your views. ( ;

eileeninmd said...

It looks beautiful in photos. I am glad you were able to dig out.
We still have not had any snow here. Take care, have a great new week!

William Kendall said...

It is a treat having the deer around.

DrumMajor said...

It's beautiful, but that's too much snow. I think the deer appreciate your clearing pathways for them to roam around without having to put on their bibbed ski pants. Be careful. Linda in Kansas

Jeanie said...

As much as I appreciate the beauty of your part of the world, I'm sure glad I don't live there in the winter! But it's absolutely gorgeous.