Monday, February 18, 2019

Mischief Monday - Mother Nature

This week's mischief award goes to Mother Nature. Last Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, we had a big snowstorm. Overnight we got about 15 inches of snow, during the day we got about another 5 or 6, and then overnight Wednesday we got 1-2. It was a lot! It makes us especially envious of all our friends who are starting to see signs of spring in their yards. We are still fully in winter! 

We knew this big storm was coming so basically the city pre-emptively shut down. All the schools were closed, including the universities. Ottawa (as the capital of Canada), is a big government town and all non-essential employees were asked to stay home (working from home if possible). Garbage collection was delayed. Even Canada Post would not deliver mail that day.

Lady and Man both worked from home. While they were both working (and didn't just take a snow day), we all did take some time to play in the snow (and they spent a lot of time shovelling!)

There is normally a very big step from the deck to the ground. If a person was just to step out, they would sink to mid thigh at least!

front yard

You can see how high the snow banks are and how much snow is on the back deck

This picture (taken between the first time the Man snow blowed and the second) shows Hailey Bug digging through the snow to find some spilt bird seed! 


  1. Wow! That's two foot of snow. Where do you put it all? Gail hopes that Lady and Man's backs are OK after all that shovelling. Our weather in NE Scotland has been mild and sunny this past week.
    Toodle pip!

  2. That is SERIOUS snow unlike the 87 flakes I get
    Stay safe and warm!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. wow that is a lot... but it needs not much effort now to build a snow fort... ;O)

  4. Oh my word Lady, Man, Phod and Lee
    I would have cried like a baby if I saw all that snow in my yard.
    We are not prepared for that much in the city. Back in the early 1990's we awoke to heavy snow about 10" it snowed all day too. We had about 18". The city was shut down for nearly a week.
    Hugs HiC

  5. You guys are so lucky! We were promised snow overnight and into today and all we got is sleet. yuk

  6. that is a LOT of snow. I have never seen more than 2 inches at one time

  7. Wow, what a big snow storm. I hope that it's warm enough that you can play in it!!!!

  8. That sure is a lot of snow even by our standards. We hope you were able to get out and have some fun hopping around in it.

  9. Hari OM
    thigh-deep you say? Up to the YAMster's waist then! So lovely to see, not so lovely to shovel. YAM xx

  10. Well....if Canada shut down, it must be a huge amount of snow. LOL! Naturally, we've gone back to 38°C after a week of much lower temps. Seems like Mother Nature is not letting go of the weather in either hemispheres at the moment. Guess you just have to get out there and enjoy that snow.

  11. That looks so beautiful! But I'd hate to be the one snow blowing it. Or walking in it. I don't allow snow to touch my belly! #carryme

    Love and licks,

  12. Whoa - that's way more snow than we have ever seen!!! We would just love it too. We have another storm coming tomorrow night, and so the kids will be out of school again - lots of snow days this year.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. WOWZERS, that's a lot of snow! I want to say how lucky you are, but my mom, who is typing this, is shuddering for some reason. Hmm.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  14. Holy snowblower! I'm ashamed to whine about the few inches we received overnight. Stay warm and safe.

  15. We have a bit of snow left on the grass around the neighborhood. The streets are clear up here in Vancouver. But you have way more snow than us.

  16. OMD...We can't even imagine that much snow!!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  17. Wow! That's a lot of snow! Looks like fun!

  18. That is a whole lot of snow!!! We have been snowing some each day but it has not amounted to a whole lot so far but we have a winter advisary for tonight and tomorrow.
    Hazel & Mabel


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