Aftermath

There was a lot of whining, wind and fury all through the night of November 7, 2020, but after I turned off my computer and TV and went to bed, all I could hear was the howling blizzard winds outside the bedroom window. Amazing how our perception of what is going on is dictated by what we see and hear or what we do not see or hear.

I expected to go out this morning, November 8, 2020 and find the snow piled into high drifts covering my walks and driveway, but thanks to a thoughtful, empathetic neighbour, I had a lot less to deal with than I anticipated. About an hour of tidy up and all was as it should be, for this time of year, in this part of the world. I can only hope that the other whining, wind and fury, dies down soon, as reality is restored.

As B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry says….”Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe and Be Brave”. Amazing to how much of life, these few simple words can apply. In my case, I will add…Be Warm.

Aftermath ©

Furious whining,

drowning out reality.

Time to accept facts.

The shoveling shots form my security cameras over two days.

No more autumn drabness
My back yard normally does not look like this until January
Now that the shoveling is done, I can appreciate this scene
Sun tries to make an appearance
yard art embellished
Ditto
But, its a dry cold
This poor leaf doesn’t give up
Blue skies shining above
Only in Canada, eh?
Winter coat
This lot looks like it has been here forever (in reality, only 18 hours)
Pining for summer
A retired guy lives here (I shovel my sidewalk, plus portions for two neighbours (about 200 feet x 5 feet)
Every flake in its place
Purple leaf sand cherry does not know when to “leave”
Amur cherry provides a colour pop
Snowy back yard
Inside our bubble

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

21 thoughts on “Aftermath

      1. Ohhh, those temps will be coming, maybe in January. The challenge this year is how to keep my glasses from fogging up when we have to wear masks to go shop. Will find that out in short order. Thanks Bernie. Allan

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    1. That may be the reason that all U.S. weather maps show a white void where Canada is. They might think it is always under snow. The Earth’s axis tilt is just not in our favour right now. Oh well. Just came in from shoveling another 3 inches. Thanks for reading Allan

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  1. Looks amazing. There’s no denying that beautiful snow photos make you pause and take notice of your surroundings. Snow brings change and a fresh take on the world. I think that one of the reasons why I love your winter wonderland photos so much – they link me to my childhood memories. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more. Aiva 😊

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    1. Thanks Aiva. Just wish we would get a break in the snowfall. 25 cm on Sat/Sun. 8 cm this morning, another 5 cm tonight. Enough already. The snow is also very wet, so creating slippery icy conditions. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. Heard from a friend near Haliburton today and it was +22 and he was in shorts and sandals. So nice to get the weather reports. Another 13 cm snow today. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Actually right on time for these parts, just too much snow. There is always a snow between Liam and my birthday date. This year, it came with a vengeance and is still coming down. But, hey, there are no mosquitoes. Thanks for reading and commenting guys. Allan

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    1. Absolutely. It is reciprocal. I am typically the fist out in the morning, so shovel his front walk. He works nights and if there is snow later in the day, he will shovel. Always good to be neighbourly. Yup, we have 12 inches of beautiful now. Yayyyyy? Thanks for reading Eugenia. Allan

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    1. Hi Ann. Yup, Dr. B is a local hero in B.C. As to my photos, winter lasts so long here, the least I can do is enjoy it on my terms. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Hope all is well with you. Allan

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