Friday, February 9, 2018

SNowmaggedon !!

Things came to a standstill all over the city with that last dump of snow.  It was easily a foot and more..
It took us over 2 hours to shovel ourselves out of the house and around the city sidewalks and our own walkway and front porch area... oh, and patio.... a LOT of shovelling!

I think the movements and strengthening of Tai Chi have helped a lot.  No soreness in the rib tissue at all today... even my mid back which was feeling it yesterday ...is fine this morning.  A beautiful brilliant sunshine morning.... so pretty with all the snow.  But, the driving!  Yikes!

The snow shovellers who do our neighbours' driveways .... got good and stuck when they tried to leave.  It took them at least 45 minutes of struggling and digging and moving trailers and snow machines off and onto their truck to get out of the predicament.   They used almost all of a big bag of mixed salt and gravel too.... nothing was working.  I figured they must not have proper winter tires or something... and, man...why would they not have a 4 wheel drive for that type of thing?  Snow shovelers getting stuck in snow.  Great.  Wonder where they are today?  there is another 6 inches to shovel since they were here last.... mine is all done.  Thank goodness we kept shovelling as it was falling.  It would have just been too heavy to even move by now.

The birdies were around all day looking for seeds and suet... the snow cones on the tops of the feeders fell onto their little heads if they hit the perches very fast or hard...especially the big Flickers... it was pretty funny ...  my entertainment each day anyway...














And, today ...I give you a little Black Capped Chickadee nibbling at a seed.  They take one out of the seed dispenser and fly onto a branch to nibble away at each seed til it is gone.  Such dainty eaters.


















Well, still have one side of the house to do some final shovelling ..... off I go .. maybe it would be a great day to walk around the block to see if any photo ops present...although it is still -29C this morning in spite of the sun...... hmmmmm..... we'll see....
















Somewhere under that bump...is the birdie bath ..... I know it is ......


















6 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Oh dear, so cold but so pretty with all the snow everywhere.
Good luck with the shovelling and you would not want to do much driving unless you really had to.
the birds are really cute and must love the feed put out for them.
Happy weekend and stay warm
hugs
Carolyn

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Snowing here right now - again. Enough already!! Love the chickadee pictures - they're my favourite little birds. So much personality.

Mary Ann Tate said...

Love little Chickadees. Always entertaining:)

Snow snow and more snow. It looks pretty outside but....enough already. We still haven't dug out as yet and the snow blower packed it in last week.

NatureFootstep said...

Love yoru shots of the chikadee :)
Snow, well, it comes and goes this winter :(

Stewart M said...

That is a big snow! Nice little chickadee. Glad your back and ribs survived the snowy work out!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen Ruane said...

oh my goodness.....and we complain if we get half an inch. It does make for beautiful photographs though...