Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The First Storm of '08-'09

So...It happened. We got snow. In OCTOBER. And not just a light dusting that vanished as soon as the sun came up. We're talking fairly significant snowfall here, folks. Five or six inches at least. It's hard to tell on my front lawn, seeing it's mostly all drifted down into the ditch and around the cars in the laneway (the wind on our road is notoriously wild), but according to reports on the radio and what I'm seeing here around the farm...Well, it's still pretty white out there!!

As you know, I'm all for it. I really love the snow, I think it's so pretty and it gets me in a festive spirit...Even if it is at least a month too early. I'm trying to think "Pumpkins & vampires, pumpkins & vampires..." but looking out that window, I can't help humming "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" instead.

Sick? Perhaps.

(Photo credit: Chris Mikula, the Ottawa Citizen)

But I'm one of the lucky ones. I don't have a long commute to the city for work; my job is a 5-minute drive away. So for the most part, I can sit back and enjoy the snow, watching it fall from inside the warm & cozy MVT office. I don't have to worry about city driving or fender benders or idiots who seem to forget they need to brake a few feet earlier than they did yesterday on dry pavement.

So from where I'm sitting, I'll keep singing, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" while the rest of the area seems to be grumbling & griping. I get to be in a cheerful mood today, all thanks to this October freak of nature!


Anonymous said...

good blog Jill - i like the snow but not on mornings like today when people panic and end up in the ditch and days the wind is super crazy and lights are knocked off - it took like almost 2 hours to get into work this morning - CRAZY when it takes us like 40 mins normally...anyways it will be gone by Halloween I'm sure!


Sharon said...

Yeah, it took us 2 hours to get in today too... ah well it wasn't that bad. I'm not complaining! I like winter!

Anonymous said...

Good blog Jill
I hate snow