The White Stuff

It actually is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The official first day of winter was last Thursday, and the weather (for once) actually took note of the calendar.  This was the scene outside my house after I got home from work on Saturday morning.  We had about of inch of snow fall that night… and while it may not look like that much on the ground, it definitely accumulated on other objects.  My car looked more like it had gotten caught up in a blizzard sitting on the store parking lot that night.  While the first significant snowfall of the season is always noteworthy, this one is even moreso since it was also our first real snowfall in all of 2017.  The better part of last winter was either too dry or too warm for frozen precip, not that many people were complaining…

The squirrels are going to have to shovel off their branches.

Because the snow clung to above-ground objects so well, it made the trees look really pretty that morning.  The sun came out later in the day and melted much of it away, but a second small shot hit during the day on Christmas Eve to ensure us the much ballyhooed white Christmas.  I’d estimate that happens here about once every seven or eight years, and obviously with how snow averse we’d been the past year, the odds that 2017 would be a Bing Crosby year weren’t good.  Alanis Morissette would consider this to be ironic…

Electricity and ice always go together…

I took this photo on Christmas morning because I was amused at how iced up this strand of wire on my neighbor’s Christmas lights got.  I guess there was enough melting on Sunday to have caused all this overnight refreezing when the temps dropped into the low 20’s.  Check out that ice sculpture that’s formed underneath that frozen wire!

I think it’s a mini glacier.

We’ve already gotten more winter than we had all of last season, so who knows what will be in store for us this time.  I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on the pretty side of most people’s least favorite season…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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25 Responses to The White Stuff

  1. WOW….that’s quite an ice formation indeed……….we had a couple of minor snows in 2017 but no big bonanza….at least not yet. I’m SURE though that our snow will come eventually and I’ll be INSIDE just watching instead of out on the roads sliding! Happy Christmas Day + 1.

    Pam

  2. franhunne4u says:

    If I were your neighbour, I’d unplug my lights and de-ice it, then let it dry, before I’d put the light-show on again … That looks like a black-out to happen.

    • The iceberg is still there today, and won’t be going anywhere on its own since the temps won’t see above freezing for a few days. I didn’t pay attention to whether they had the lights on last night or not. I’ll have to remember to take note of that tonight…

  3. ksbeth says:

    beautiful and the snow games have begun here as well –

  4. draliman says:

    It’s very windy and pouring with rain here. Not very Christmassy.

  5. JackieP says:

    Right now we have about a foot or more of snow on the ground. It’s not going anywhere either as of right now it’s a nippy -33C/-27F. Damn cold weather can leave anytime. My car won’t start! I knew I should have plugged it in. Ah well, even in Canada it can’t stay this cold……right?……right!!???

  6. chattykerry says:

    I love the icicles. Watched a film last night where one character killed the other with an icicle into the brain. I kept thinking that would make a great Forensic Files episode when the evidence melted.

  7. We got a couple of inches more than you, but it wasn’t the alarming end-of-the-world event we’d been warned about. Pretty while inconvenient, probably because we have the most inconvenient driveway in modern history. We are still awaiting a plow because I need to call the oil people to come and deliver some fuel, preferably before we get a much BIGGER storm!

    • Every snow event must be SNOWMAGEDDON, because the TV guys would rather you hate them because you got prepared and nothing happened than the opposite. Our weather forecasters (One of whom is still working these days) learned that lesson in missing the Great Blizzard of 1982 which was forecast as a non-event…

  8. Ladybuggz says:

    Love ice formations, I remember seeing someone’s yard that had a row of small bushes, they coloured a few buckets of water and sprayed the bushes, what a neat effect, coloured ice covered bushes…. I guess it doesn’t take much to entertain us Canadians! lol… More snow coming tonight and tomorrow.. lots of fun! 🙂 Stay warm ES !

  9. Merbear74 says:

    I’ll admit, the title of this post was misleading for a second in my sick mind…

  10. Very pretty. I hope the squirrels are nice and toasty – roasting nuts over the open fire.

  11. Hope you had a joyous holiday. Stay cozy and warm over the next few days.
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  12. If your neighbours accidentally electrocute themselves, please get photographs!! 😉

  13. That’s quite an icicle you got there on the corner of your house.

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