Friday, 19 December 2008

Snowmageddon?

Southern Ontario is currently being buffeted by 80km/h winds and heavy snowfall... more than 20cm of snow expected today, 13cm has fallen so far.... and more snow has been forecast for Sunday. And maybe even more next Tuesday!
Some joker in the weather office has dubbed it Snowmageddon!

The back yard is looking pretty. Quite Chrismassy in fact.

Looking through my computer room window onto the street, I see the snow whipping past horizontally. Thank goodness I don't have to drive anywhere. I'm staying in the warm and doing indoor things today.
So far I've made stew, baked bread, written Christmas cards, wrapped prezzies, and talked on the phone.
A very productive day.

25 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sounds like a perfect day with a gorgeous view.

Craver Vii said...

As rough as that weather might be, it is still absolutely magnificent to behold! Thanks for the pics!

dogbait said...

I'm pretty sure we won't get a Christmas like that. The forecast is for 26c.

tut-tut said...

do you have a generator?

Look here, for a Massachusetts (our former town) storm this past week:
http://commonweeder.blogspot.com/2008/12/heaths-ice-storm.html

Joanne said...

What a great view for writing Christmas cards. We're getting snow too here, 8-14 inches due today, wrapping up late tonight, with more again on Sunday. Tis the season!

photowannabe said...

Wow, you're much more productive than I. My energy leval has taken a nose-dive since the kids left. Maybe I just have senioritis....
That's some snow you are having. Its pretty to look at but I'm glad I don't have to contend with it myself.
Have a great weekend.

Wendy said...

Ahhhh - don't you wish you were back on the beach??

Good time to get your all your Christmas stuff done.

Hope you don't lose your power!

Squirrel said...

Yay! we got snow too-- only about 5 inches, but it's still coming down.


Red snowflakes? This I gotta see! Are you sure they're not big red maple leaves? (Canada joke)

Brian said...

Hands down it sure beats sand in the budgie smuggler regions this time of year. Hunker down and wait for the wind to stop then out into it, nothing like it IMO.

Changes in the wind said...

That is what I call the Christmas season mmmmmmmmmmm and it is wonderful only if you can stay inside looking out:)

dabrah said...

It looks absolutely fabulous. A good idea to stay indoors if it's blowing horizontally. It's quite warm here at the moment. I doubt if we'll get a white Christmas.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, We would dearly (or me anyway) love some of your snow over here, that would really make my Christmas.Here in Teignmouth I cant remember snow on christmas day, at least not in the last twenty years. So now shammy you just take care while out on those sleigh slopes, don't fall off now will you.
Have a great festive break.

Hilary said...

It sure did hit hard, eh? Lovely shots, Shammie.

Xtreme English said...

yes, it's quite lovely and nostalgic, but it's happening on a WEEKEND. in these parts, nobody loves snow unless it falls M-F. it doesn't matter how much falls then....a few inches will close down the whole town! no skool, no work, no driving anywhere!

sorry to be the grinch in your lovely scenario.....*:0)

Luke Wiley said...

I have a similar view out my computer room window.

Kerri said...

A beautiful winter wonderland....and what a great way to spend the day!!

Fizzy said...

It all looks really pretty, but I bet it is not that good to go about your daily things in. I can not imagine.
However, day indoors doing lots of things is a very productive day.

Peter said...

So nice to be inside, with a decent heating!

madretz said...

Perhaps a visit to the California is in order?

Ginnie said...

I miss the snow here in Atlanta, Sham, but really hope we'll get a good snowstorm in Michigan when I'm there next week! My fingers are crossed!

Beverly said...

It looks pretty, but....this Floridian would never survive.

Libby said...

I just said on another blog how cool it would be to have a white Christmas, the only problem being if it actually happened in the UK, Britain would grind to a standstill, sad but true! Maybe one Christmas I'll come to Canada!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Please saywe are NOT going to get more snow tomorrow (Tuesday). ENOUGH!

Ash said...

Lovely view!

Martin Stickland said...

hey you! chuck us some of that snow!!!

Happy crimbo me old buddy!

have a good one!