April Fools??

This may seem like a really late April Fools joke, but it’s the real thing, trust me.  I thought my pictures from Monday afternoon that I posted yesterday were good, but we hadn’t even seen the worst of the snowstorm at that point.  Today you get to see the end result.  We received about 19 inches of wet, heavy snow in total by Tuesday morning, and the major TV networks even sent crews out to film the clean-up in the town where I work.  Here are a few of my favourites – it was really hard to decide which ones to post!!

Yes, that's my new car under there! Poor baby 😦

Anybody up for basketball?

There is a tire under there somewhere

And believe it or not, that's a Muskoka chair!

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26 Responses to April Fools??

  1. This is crazy crazy CRAZY!!!! So I’m curious.. If this was Tuesday morning, what happens to work if it looks like this?? Very cool!!! 😀 **

    • All the school buses were cancelled because the backroads were really bad and the plows were a little late getting out (they had probably been taken off the roads for the season LOL). However, the highways were fine by the time we dug out of our driveway, so I still had to go to work :(. If it had still been storming I would have stayed home. I was disappointed that I didn’t get a day off like my kids!! 🙂

  2. TBM says:

    I know this isn’t the best news for you, but I’m kinda jealous. I want to put on my boots and go explore and then have hot chocolate by the fire.

    • I must say it is always very exciting during a storm like that, and it is really beautiful when the snow is fresh and white like that. I took tons of photos as you can imagine!! The problem was that everyone had already put away all of their boots, hats and mitts, and they all had to be dug out again. 🙂 Luckily we hadn’t put away the snow blower yet!!! LOL

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    Looks like a typical spring snow storm 🙂

  4. Wonderful post today. Very nice job.

    I look forward to your future writings!

    Enjoy Writing? Writers Wanted

  5. benzeknees says:

    Great pics! Glad it was you & not me!

  6. zannyro says:

    Your poor baby!!!! Hope it melts fast!!!!

  7. Colline says:

    Definately not something you want to experience at spring time!

  8. Unbelievably crazy!!!

  9. krikitarts says:

    So, what’s the problem? It’s just another gentle reminder that Mama N is in charge, and all our speculations and preparations and gesticulations don’t mean a thing compared to the totally unpredictable reality of what she has in her bag of tricks. Those of us with (1) a sense of humor, (2) a modicum of adaptability, (3) a generous helping of humility, and (4) a camera and the sense to know how to use it, are the lucky ones, and we all come out ahead of the rest. Go, Cindy!

  10. munchow says:

    It’s hard to believe these photographs. As much as I still want to go skiing a couple of more times – up in the mountains – I am glad it’s not like this in my neighbourhood. But spring, this looks like mid-winter to me! I hope things have returned to normal again. At least – or maybe – it shouldn’t take that long to get the snow melted this time of the year. Except it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is any more, does it?

    • You’re right, nothing would surprise me with the weather anymore because it has been all over the place. We hardly had any snow this winter, and trust me we usually get a lot!! Then we get dumped on in April. It was crazy! It is already melting though, and there is no more snow in the forecast. I am ready for summer. 🙂

  11. I remember snow in New York in April in 1970, and I remember snow in the Davis Mountains of west Texas on April 11, 2004. Here in Austin this year, though, we’ve had wildflowers since the end of January, and we’re now in weather that most of you would call summer.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    • Yes, the weather has definitely been mixed up lately. In March, we had an incredible warm spell where people were out every day in shorts and t-shirts, and then a month later everyone was scrambling to find their winter boots and coats that they had already packed away. I’ll bet you are just loving the early blooming of wildflowers this year. I mean it’s fun to take winter shots, but there is nothing better than the variety of colours, shapes, and textures that wildflowers can provide for a photographer! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  12. zelmare says:

    Ooooooo… I would still like to experience something like that! Probably no fun if it happens all the time, but it is kind of awesome… 🙂

    • Yes, the shovelling can get pretty tiresome by the end of the winter, but a bad snowstorm is actually really exciting while it is happening, and the fresh fallen snow is beautiful! When you go outside first thing in the morning after a snowstorm, it can actually be blinding if the sun is out, and everything just looks so pure and untouched. I just hate driving in it!! 🙂

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