Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Well, tis that time of year again when we tend to get a bit buried in snow. We saw our first actual snow on Sunday (only a little bit) and then temperatures dived to -20 C and lower on Monday, the wind was especially brutal. But you know what? It was sunny out and I came to realize I really enjoy winter like that. As long as you're bundled well and you aren't standing around outside, weather like that is nice. The snow on ground is so cold it squeaks when you walk on it and the sun is out, which is quite rare for this time of year when it sets at 4:11 pm, and is most often behind clouds.

Yesterday it warmed up to about -10 C and started snowing in earnest though, and really made me wish I had gone out to buy groceries over the weekend. By last night we had about 10-15cm of snow on the ground and the weather report was predicting it would go up to +7 C and rain today (which can I just say - gross). But that didn't happen, and isn't going to, it warmed up enough over night that we apparently got a lot of freezing rain though the night, and now it's snowing again - I haven't been outside yet, but something tells me it's going to be slippery!
At least the freezing rain made all the trees pretty, with a layer of ice on everything. This is the picture I woke up to this morning

Lots of knitting going on here, mostly stress-related, I've got two exams in the next two days and I just handed in a 10-page paper yesterday. I'll try to get on here again soon and post actual knitting content!
Happy winter all!