It was a low almost inaudible hum I first heard moving slowly through our tall pine trees on this darkened early morning. Lights partially obscured in what appeared to be a swirling gray fog first moving one way then coming back the other way sometimes stopping for a brief few seconds and again reversing itself. UFO?? Nope, it was a large snow blowing machine doing our roads which in turn told me we must have received a snowfall overnight. We had.
|ANOTHER WINTER WONDERLAND OUTSIDE OUR DOOR THIS MORNING|
|A COLD GRAY START TO OUR DAY|
|HAD TO BLAZE A TRAIL HERE ON THIS ROAD WHICH IS NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER|
|A HOUSE IN THE WINTER WOODS|
Although bitterly cold our mornings snowy white landscape appeared visually pleasing compared to recent Novemberesque dull browns and grays. I'm always up for a nice change of scenery whether it be here in southwestern Ontario or past winters in the great American southwest. It is that constant unwavering change I always so much look forward to.
|COMING INTO THE SOUTH END OF VARNA ONTARIO|
Brewed myself up a decaff coffee, grabbed a few bran biscuits and out the door with camera in hand Pheebs and I went. Locked the Jeep in four wheel drive and plowed a set of snowy tracks out our driveway with no destination in mind.
|ALMOST LOOKS LIKE WE ARE LIVING ON A DIFFERENT PLANET|
|I BET THIS APPLE ORCHARD FARMER IS STILL LOOKING FOR HIS LOST LADDER|
Gray skies and cold temperatures prevailed as we slowly wandered around a few of Huron Counties snowy country roads. Most were plowed, one wasn't so we made some new tracks through the snow for anyone to follow. With a stiff east wind blowing frigid temperatures around we only exited the Jeep once for about two minutes. Took a couple quick pics and it was back into the warmness of the Jeep. Turned for home about 9:15 as skies began to clear bringing rays of sunlight down to cast shadows across a cold snowy landscape.
|OUR ONLY STOP ALONG THE WAY|
Home again I topped up our bird station with seeds, grabbed my snow shovel and commenced plowing out my winter pathways. With a predicted snow storm due to arrive over our area within the next 24 hours I didn't want all that snow getting ahead of me making shovelling a chore later.
|SO NICE TO SEE SKIES CLEARING FOR AWHILE THIS MORNING|
|I THINK WE LIVE ON A NICE STREET|
|A FEW PHOTOS AROUND HOME|
I sure didn't feel like going out and trudging through the snow for a walk this afternoon but a certain little dog kept coming over and nudging my arm and looking towards the door. The longer I tried to ignore her the worse my guilt became so it was on with my boots, hat, and coat, and out the door we went trudging through the snow. At the far end of the pond I saw another walker headed my way also plowing along. Turns out it was my old Tavistock buddy Gary Burton who moved into our Park about a year and a half ago. Had us a chin wag for awhile until we noticed each other's face turning red from the biting cold. We both had to make fast tracks for home. I had an Archive post a week or two ago entitled 'My Dad's Car Is Better than your Dad's Car and it was Gary's Dad who had that other car. No, we didn't talk about Fords and Chevs today.
|SHOVELLING MY PATHWAYS|
|A COLD AND DULL AFTERNOON WALK|
|IF I EVER GET LOST I CAN ALWAYS RE-TRACE MY TRACKS|
::Memory Lane:: We were ranch sitting near McNeal Arizona when on March 2nd 2009 we decided to drive on over to the other side of Tombstone and have us a look at historical Fairbank Arizona. My post for the day is here at The Ghost Town Of Fairbank And A Stop In Bisbee. My Photo Album for the day is here at Fairbank And The Cemetery.
::Al's Musical Favs:: Melankoli by Lulu Rouge. Another funky little number I liked right from the first time I heard it. Both the voice and musical arrangement appealed to me.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Question: What kinds of clothes are there?
Women's Answer: Clean and Dirty.
Men's Answer: Clean, Almost Clean, Sorta Clean, Not bad, Dirty, Really Dirty, Funky, Nasty, Biohazard." (Men will voluntarily wear all but the last classification of these clothes.)
|BUT IT'S MUCH EASER FOLLOWING PHEEBS TRACKS HOME|
The latest poll taken by the office of the Governor of Texas asked whether people who live in Texas think illegal immigration is a serious problem:30% of respondents answered: "Yes, it is a serious problem." 70% of respondents answered: "No es una problema serio. "
I joined a white church because white people get out on time.
you know, you take really good photos. Thanks for the beautiful photos of today...in spite of brrrrrReplyDelete
Love the snowy photos Of course I enjoy all your photosReplyDelete
You make the snow so inviting, Al. Your photos are just gorgeous. Too bad it doesn't snow when it's warm. :))ReplyDelete
Anxious to see it with moooore snow.
Wonderful photos of your snowy winter wonderland. I too like to keep up with the shoveling between snows. Makes it so much easier when the next "batch" arrives.ReplyDelete
Great pictures as always Al, but that looks so cold....only about 8 weeks til spring.ReplyDelete
So clean and fresh - thank you for sharing your beautiful winter wonderland!! Love that warm yellow church. Such a bright spot tucked in all the pretty white.ReplyDelete
Those photos around your house are particularly pretty in the snow.ReplyDelete