Spring: Day Three

The highway past our house: icy patches and drifts blocking parts of lanes and the neighbour's driveway across the street.

The highway past our house: icy patches and drifts blocking parts of lanes and the neighbour’s driveway across the street.

Drifting on the Trans Canada Highway.

Drifting on the Trans Canada Highway.

This afternoon we shovelled out from our third major storm in a week. This post is a sequel to I lied, which recorded our snowfall accumulation as of 6 days ago. Since then we have had another major dump of snow, a couple of days of decent weather and two days of new blowing snow. Most everything was closed again today, and people were being asked to stay off the roads because of white-outs.

Our driveway is still not blown out by our wonderful neighbour; he must have been having some mechanical problems.

The part of our drive that blew clear in the latest storm.

The part of our drive that blew clear in the latest storm.

The line of blown and shovelled snow next to the cars.

The line of blown and shovelled snow next to the cars.

We are running low on firewood so Frank decided to dig out the 1/3 of a cord that was buried beside the front door. That’s his shovel in the next photo, and the resulting cavern when we had finished is below it.

Looking over the top of one car to the front door.

Looking over the top of one car to the front door.

Wood cache.

Wood cache.

And finally, a shot of the door we usually use, now accessed via a 24″ wide tunnel.

Our "back" door, the one which leads to our mud room entry,. but which is really at the front of the house.

Our “back” door, the one which leads to our mud room entry,. but which is really at the front of the house.

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15 comments on “Spring: Day Three

  1. Naomi says:

    All this snow has been rough, but it’s also pretty amazing. It’s fun to have it all documented.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Yes,they’re not great photos, but It will be interesting to look back on them in a few years. Just looking for the sympathy vote, I guess!

  2. it is hard to believe the snow that has dropped this year! these photos tell quite the story! Spring should arrive soon!

  3. BuntyMcC says:

    Yes, snowfall records were set throughout Maritime Canada this winter. It’s supposed to be 8C on Thursday with rain. And today there was no wind. What a relief.

  4. ……it only makes us stronger? Right? Right? (Sigh….)

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Well the shovelling made me physically stronger. I really don’t mind the snow, it’s just been continuous. On the bright side, I went snowshoeing today!

  5. That doesn’t look like Spring:)

    • BuntyMcC says:

      We have late springs and late autumns, being surrounded by water. We’re taking bets on when all the snow will have melted…

  6. I’m thinking that “spring” in Ottawa isn’t quite as bad as I’d thought. It’s still bad, but just not quite as bad as it could be. But we will have to see where the snow is all gone first…

  7. Diary of a Mad Winter. The mind boggles. Hang in there, Bunty!

  8. BuntyMcC says:

    Thanks Elen. They still haven’t reopened the schools because the secondary roads aren’t safe for the school buses.

  9. Wow! That’s ruff haha.

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