Hello dear friends, we have had 2 days of quite wild weather! Yesterday the temperatures rose to about 6 degrees Celsius with the usual melting of snow. Then by mid afternoon the temperatures started to fall to minus 10 degrees Celsius and the melting snow started to turn to ice. Then by later in the afternoon the winds started to pick up and by evening we had wind gusts of over 100 kph. By very early this morning we had received about 15 cm of snow and the strong winds created blizzard conditions. For the first time in recent memory the roads in our area were closed because of whiteouts. The end result is that both my husband and I stayed home today.
As much as we love fences and gates these structures do create snow drifts.
There was quite a bit of snow drifting against the dining room wall.
Lots of snow in the secret garden.
It is going to be interesting navigating the snow drift in front of the chicken coop!
The little Christmas trees that flank our front door were moved from their stands and placed safely on the deck to prevent them from becoming airborne in the high winds. Both trees remained firmly in place but they look like they are covered in fondant!
There is quite a bit of snow in the grove and nestled against the cedar hedge.
There is lots of snow on the kitchen deck and it looks like we have an up-ended chair after the strong winds.
A view from the secret garden looking out.
Although we still have snow squall warnings the weather seems to be improving and hopefully tomorrow will be much better. Wishing everyone a safe week!