Winter In Our Backyard I’m Going For A Walk

phone line in the snowYes we did have a little snow already, our first snow of November 2014, but it disappeared really fast. Then on the 27th of November we had a real snow storm.

Things started out mild so there was a bit of slush before the snow started to accumulate which later made for some tricky ice under the snow. The streets were cleared before daybreak which made it easier to walk on the streets as the sidewalks weren’t cleared yet.

No school for the kids so they didn’t have to deal with the tough walking and bad drivers.

A lot of trees and branches like the ones in the image top left came down over night putting a many customers in New Brunswick out of power. We were blessed and no power problems.

I walked down to Crowley Farm road where I saw that wind flipped this baseball field dug out during the night. Fortunately it doesn’t look damaged and will likely be able to be flipped back over and secured a little better.

dug out

sleetBefore it was day light I went outside to get a few photos. Very windy and a lot of sleet in the snow which really stings the eyes.

Jenny looked and found me a pair of Steve’s snow goggles left behind when he moved out west for work and I was back outside again to get a few more photos. Big difference with the goggles on.

As soon as it started getting light the wind slowed down and shortly after sun up it was almost gone and turned into a great day for taking a walk through the neighbourhood to see what Thursday’s storm did to Moncton. I was dressed warm and able to stay out for more than 3 hours.

shadows on the marsh

It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

snow covered rhododendronsThursday the 13th of November was just another autumn day with lots of leaves on the ground but Friday morning it was snowing just a little but before long we had a nice white layer of snow over pretty much everything.

At first glance out the bedroom window I thought it was fog as it was really light and the flakes just floated down giving the foggy feel in the dark. However when I got down stairs and put Honey the Pit Bull out I realized it was actually snow and not fog. How cool. I always like that first snow, especially if I don’t have to shovel it.

snowy chain link fence

It snowed most of the day but only got heavy a couple of times but most important it never got windy so the snow never became a hazard. The following morning there was some ice and the snow on the sidewalks was very crispy and crunchy. Plenty noisy walking before daybreak but so pretty.

sherrad street

It was still dark when I took this photo of Sherrard Ave near our house. I love this huge snow covered evergreen tree.

I used an editor to bring up the light in my photo so you could see it like I was seeing it. When ever we get a snow like this I walk down Sherrard to get a photo of this tree.

The nice thing about this time of the  morning is the fact there are pretty much no people or vehicles on the streets. I love the quiet serene feeling at 4 or 5 am.

rose leaves with snow

snow covered power linesWe have has such a nice autumn that we still have healthy green rose bushes and leaves for the snow to land on which always makes for good photos. Love the contrast between the bright green and white.

The snow did pile up on power and phone lines but wasn’t heavy enough to cause damage here in Moncton. It did look pretty cool with the street lights making the snow covered lines glow.

After the snow was finished a few maple trees decided to drop almost all their leaves making it look awesome.

maple tree yellow leaves

Home Gardening Tips Starts Over

I was having major issues with the host I was using which cost me my page ranks for Home Gardening Tips so I tried to move elsewhere and lost everything I had done for the past 5 or 6 years. Not pleased but life does go on as will my blog.

It’s the first week of February so I am not doing any gardening at the moment which should allow me to get some content going before our home gardening season starts.