Tuesday, February 2, 2010

confused yet?

Feeling a little discombobulated right now.
I woke up from my 3 hour nap around 7pm (I know, aren't you jealous?) to see that it was still light outside my window. A little more investigation and I realize the sky is a light snowy grey.
And there is actual snow falling from this sky and covering the ground. This is the first significant amount of snow that has fallen in Burlington ALL WINTER!

I blame this guy.
Damn shadow.







photo from Sandwalk

Seriously, Texas and England have seen more snow than our little corner of Lake Ontario.
Still not worth the hundreds of dollars I spent on snow tires last fall.

33 comments:

  1. Oh, the money I spent on snow tires this year myself! All because of that abysmal winter that Vancouver suffered through last year. Do you suppose this topsy-turvy weather is all because of climate change?

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  2. The weathers are surely backwards this year!

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  3. Pinklea: I blame the Olympics

    Geewits: I just heard a plough - I bet he's happy to get some work!

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  4. Hang onto those snow tires - winter isn't finished yet!!

    And they will come in handy NEXT winter!!

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  5. Whereas, I should have spent the money on snow tires this year!! We have been getting hit with it every week! Yuck!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. Better safe than sorry! Geez, could I sound more like a cliche? :D

    Wiarton Willie, eh? Is PETA campaigning against the horrible abuse of groundhogs up there, too? ;)

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  7. I dont know if the groundhog is a good litmus test when it is far colder here in Atlanta right now than at my parents' house in Seattle! LOL.

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  8. SueAnn: which is why it is more dangerous when it snows down your way - few are prepared for this rare event!

    Susan: don't think so - he ver much beloved (and a rare albino groundhog)
    he was in a plexiglass box though...

    Jenny: the three most well known groundhogs were at least in agreement this year. and what do they know about cold anyway, with their furry coats?
    I do feel for y'all in the south, though.

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  9. Are you complaining that it's not wintery enough? You could always come to Ottawa if you need a fix -- although it's been less wintery than usual here, too. But I'm not complaining at all.

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  10. XUP: no, I'm not complaining. Well, maybe a little. I like the look of snow. winter is long and dull without it.

    SAW: it's okay, you guys were enjoying yourselves on the weekend.
    it is only February, afterall... it could still snow in April

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  11. yeah...some one needs to take away all the lights around those things so they would quit seeing shadows

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  12. Oh, please send some snow our way. We have the winter Olympics in just over a week, and the tulips and daffodils are blooming.

    We need snow...!

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  13. Char: since it is daylight when the pronouncement is made, natural light should be enough, even for tv.

    Jo: so the city parks will be lovely. I pray it doesn't rain...

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  14. The whole groung hog thing never made any sense to me! Anyways he did not see his shadow here in RI...Isn't it odd how they are getting so much more snow in DC and Virginia than we are further north?

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  15. Oliag: lucky you - an early spring??

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  16. Here in Connecticut I'd like a little snow worthy of my tires. Crazy. Willie, get it together!

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  17. Sandy: it does seem odd to be complaining about a lack of snow!

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  18. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It was nice to see you there. Yes, the weather has been a little different this year. It was colder when I visited S. TX over Xmas than it was in Nova Scotia!! I packed a suitcase full of all the wrong clothes!

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  19. Fed up of winter weather now, have always enjoyed winter but this one is really beginning to annoy me. It's so damn cold all the time!

    CJ xx

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  20. Great cloud shot! Wonderful soft colours.

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  21. Lucky YOU! Actually, I'm a gardener so I like having a bit of snow cover to insulate the roots.

    Poor Willie. He's just doing his job/ :)

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  22. I see lots of snow pictures everywhere and from where I am, it's super hot here. I guess it would be fun to have a different climate one day :) Happy weekend.

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  23. ksdoolittle: an excuse to shop, I guess.

    Diane: because, superficially, I like the look of snow, and the quiet of fresh fallen snow, and the crunch of heavy snow....

    Crystal: well, you are getting a much worse winter than usual, so I understand.

    Margaret: thanks, isn't it pretty?!

    Stine: yes, that is another thing, what will happen to the gardens...?

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  24. Kate: you snuck in while I was busy answering the other comments...
    I think I would find it a bit boring to have the same weather all the time. I love the change in seasons (even though wee all complain with each one!)

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  25. t's been a very odd year weatherwise here in Oregon too! I love your header photo.

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  26. I have never seen or heard of ground hogs until the movie ground hog day.

    is the ground hog a good predictor of the weather.

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  27. I'm always confused this time of year! I'm ready for spring!

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  28. Our crappy summer is starting to give way to the next season, it's already just a tad darker earlier than it was...

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  29. Sallie: thanks. I do feel for those on the east coast!

    Ann: he is a cute gimmick, though.

    EG: yes, even without a real winter, I'm ready for spring greenery.

    Sagittarian: these seasonal changes wouldn't be nearly so bad without that infernal darkness.

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