The snow has started again. It’s likely that by tomorrow we’ll have another 20 cm to add to the 80 cm that has already fallen this month.
This morning I had a few small errands to run and snapped a few pictures using the ‘phone as I walked along.
See that blue building, dead centre, across the harbour? It’s where I’ve been working the past few weeks.
The snow on the ground is fairly deep. No chance to take in the harbourside park.
Likewise the war memorial.
The city crews have been busy all month, ploughing and spreading sand. See–there’s a truckload now.
Over by the courthouse it’s still pretty slippery. It’s been cold and the salt doesn’t do much good when the temperature dips below -10. It just makes the snow a bit more like powdered teflon.
A few shoppers but, like me, they’re in no great hurry. The simple fact is we’re just using our errands as an excuse to get out and around in the downtown on this peaceful but cold morning.
As I write this it’s well into the evening. The rest of the family just went across the street to have a few laughs with some old friends.
As I walked in through the door an hour ago the snow was falling softly down. I could hear some happy sounds just across the cul-de-sac (and I’ll be joining the ones making those happy sounds shortly). As I entered the house, though, the one word “Noel” (which means “new life”) was resounding in my head; a welcome ear-worm.
It’s still there.