Wednesday, January 28, 2009

it's snowing in my backyard, too


that dark spot is a crow huddling in the branches


my car getting a new cloak


Now, if you have to plough your driveway, have a thought for our poor maintenance man, Mike, who also has to get out the snowblower...

he has been at it ALL DAY and having to fill up the gas
many, many times.



because he has all this to get through.
(that's Mike way up on the top of picture)

41 comments:

  1. Same here...snow, ice, cold. Going out seems dreadful so I cleaned the driveway once and now I'm hiding by the fire with the laptop and coffee.

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  2. Em: and even on there you are treated to more snow!

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  3. Char: Is that not insane?! There is a big plough that is contracted, but it hasn't appeared yet.

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  4. That's too big a job for one man and a little plow. It makes me feel very sorry for him. That's like mowing a golf course with a lawnmower.

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  5. I suppose he keeps warm through sheer hard work! I do love to see the snow, being so hot over here but I know it firsthand, & the 'glamour' of it wears off rather quickly when living with it!

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  6. Irene: I suspect that is how he feels. This is not his choice, it is managment that gave him the tiny snowblower and stupid people who complain if the lot isn't cleared.

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  7. Meggie: I bet he is 'hot under the collar'!!

    I must say it sure is pretty at the moment

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  8. I pity the maintenance man but what a beautiful scene to an onlooker sitting in 30 * summertime... thanks for a look at real snowfalls...

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  9. Man, you must have a really good telephoto lens!

    Poor guy! I kinda know what he feels like, only I was doing it with a shovel. Not as much, of course. I'm calling a snow removal service to do the driveway, all 200 feet of it!.

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  10. Delwyn: I was just reading a blogger from Melbourne - 45C!!
    Really, I'd rather good naturedly complain about our winter than deal with that.

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  11. Susan: I can hear the plough driver has arrived, finally with his pick up and big blade.

    I bought this camera so I could take some bird shots. That was my first!!

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  12. Yay! Great job on the photos! And you even got a bird in there.

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  13. Susan: and I got 3 more on another tree (posted on my photo blog)

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  14. Citizen: Actually it wasn't all that cold. It is usually warmer when it snows, and this was no exception. I gather Texas kept the ice and sent us the snow.

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  15. I hate to admit it but I love the look of fresh fallen snow before the plows and slush muck it up. Or maybe I'm just crazy... :-)

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  16. The virtual snow on your page goes so perfectly with your pictures! And I love the one with the city in the background.

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  17. Please send some snow here!! i'm in Melbourne Australia too and I'm melting!!!

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  18. Ed: crazy?? not at all. it does look beautiful, and serene almost, until it gets churned into a grey sloppy mess. oh, and walking in soft, fresh snow and the crunch of heavy, slightly frosty snow ... I love that.

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  19. geewits: yup, that's my downtown, 4 blocks away.

    I think those bloggers from Melbourne should put some 'snow effect' on their blogs. Won't help with the heatwave, but it'll remind them of 'cold'. Maybe.

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  20. Raincloud: google 'snow effects blogger' and you'll get some virtual snow. If you the energy.
    It has broken the records, so the crazy heat can stop, right?!

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  21. Poor Mike!

    We didn't get this much, thankfully. Believe it or not, I'm wearing thin on winter.

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  22. The snow is lovely, but I sure don't envy poor Mike.

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  23. You know what job is worse than Mike's on a snowy day? The guy who has to scrape the snow off all the cars in a car dealership lot. All the snow. Because nobody's gonna buy a car covered in snow. And btw, you have too many readers from tropical climates

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  24. Ruth: secretly, I am glad of your waning. you were waxing too poetical about it all!!

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  25. Whim: at least he could be given a bigger snowblower if they expect him to do all this extra work. it does look hard to keep on top of it all.

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  26. XUP: I hadn't thought about that - have you found a vehicle?

    and yes, I do seem to have a lot ...

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  27. Wow, poor Mike. I hope you give him liquor:).

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  28. I also like the virtual snow (though I don't like the real thing, lol). Poor Mike, he needs a hot chocolate.:)

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  29. God I hate winter! And i shudder to think what awaits us at the cottage tonight: 42 steps from the driveway to the cottage - which stairs will have disappeared by the time we get there. We don't even know where to put the damns stuff anymore.

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  30. Hannah: at least the real snow is still pretty.

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  31. Jazz: well, count the steps, don't want you missing one and falling

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  32. Looks very familiar, will this winter never end?

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  33. Bookbabie: Ha, it is only officially 1/3 way through... sorry.

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  34. Aaahhhh...winter in Canada! I remember those days! Great shots. I love your profile pic!
    Smiles

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  35. Carolyn: Thanks. Good to see you here. We will be having even more of these days, I hear.

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  36. It's cool the way the little computer generated snowflakes falling through your site cross over the pictures of snow.

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  37. Alice Audrey: Yes, I'm liking them better than the ones falling outside my window at the moment!

    (and yes, I did read through all your January posts - need to get caught up on the story line though when I have more time)

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  38. I miss snow! we had too less this year - only few tiny flakes...

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