I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again!!

I know I promised you pictures of the tiny jail, but they will have to wait.  Why you ask? Well, as I’ve said before, Mother Nature has once again lost her freakin’ mind!!  Yes, I live in Southern Ontario right in the middle of the snowbelt, and getting snowstorms is pretty much a daily occurrence around this time of year, but when you wake up in the middle of the night to a thundersnowstorm, you have to wonder if Mother Nature has taken up drinking or drugs of some sort.

Snow squall after snow squall raced through our region yesterday and into last night. Accumulation wasn’t the issue though because the snow wasn’t that heavy compared to what we often get.  However, the winds were crazy, and it made driving treacherous!  My hubby has been working at an RV show in Toronto this weekend, driving down in the morning and home late at night, and this morning he called me when they got there safely, commenting that he didn’t know how the highways weren’t closed!  And it’s not supposed to get any better tonight.  In fact, we may get as much as 10-15 cm today and another 10-15 cm overnight, and to think that we were walking around in running shoes and light jackets last weekend.  Daniel, of course, is crossing his fingers for a snow day tomorrow and truthfully so am I LOL!

All last night, the wind howled against the back of our house causing the windows to rattle and the house to moan.  At one point, Mike got up and I told him to turn the heat up because I was so afraid the power would go out and leave us with a cold house because we always turn the furnace down when we go to bed.  Then, all of a sudden, it started to thunder and lightning!!  No, I’m not kidding – bolts of lightning that lit up our bedroom and thunder that made the house shake, and all the while it was still snowing outside.  I thought I was dreaming!

This morning I grabbed my camera and ran outside in my housecoat (I sure hope I didn’t scare any of the neighbours when it blew open in the wind) and snapped some pictures to share with you.  Can you blame me for staying under a warm blankie on the couch with a good book this afternoon? 🙂

Snowstorm 1

Behind our house when we first woke up this morning

Snowstorm 2

The neighbours’ houses are starting to disappear!!

Snowstorm 2

Poor little forlorn Muskoka chair waiting desperately for summer 😦

Snowstorm 3

Snowstorm 5

This is my favourite shot of all – strange but true

Snowstorm 6

Yup, those are our Christmas lights!

Snowstorm 7

Kind of difficult to see out our front door this morning

Snowstorm 8

My poor car 😦 and it looks like that windshield has ice on it too. Oh yay, I love scraping the windshield – not!

Snowstorm 9

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27 Responses to I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again!!

  1. Wow you sure had it bad. We drive back from londin this morning and the highway was terruble. We have high winds in Thornhull but no snow….yet.

    • My son’s girlfriend lives north of here, near Owen Sound, and her Dad was supposed to be driving her back to Laurier University in Waterloo today. They started out this afternoon, but the visibility was so bad that they had to turn around, and the highway is now closed. I just hope my hubby can make it home from Toronto tonight!!

  2. Gary is confused or pulling quite a joke here–but I will play along–wish I was there with the cold and snow and winds instead of just here where it is cold and the wind has died down

  3. Yikes?? Love your first photo Cindy!!! That is crazy lots of snow!!! Good luck!! 🙂 **

  4. sayvan says:

    so do your neighbors have any blogs we should follow so we can see what shots they got this morning… the first picture of the chair is great….

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    Oh no.. I would not survive in weather like that… I would not get out of bed… not even for a pee… I’d need a bed pan…

    • Trust me, other than going outside to quickly take these pictures, I didn’t step foot outside all weekend. I really should have been outside shovelling considering my hubby was working, but I conveniently didn’t think about it LOL!! Oh well, the wind blew it around so much the driveway isn’t too bad :). I’m sure not looking forward to going to work today though that’s for sure!

  6. Andy says:

    It’s so much fun being Canadian. Eh.

  7. TBM says:

    Your snow topped ours. We only have an inch on the ground and no thunder. I’ve heard that once during a snowstorm and it’s cool, but terrifying. Stay safe and warm. I hope you and Daniel get the day off. Nice photos.

  8. Jeff Sinon says:

    I have to totally disagree with. Though I can’t tell you which one you should think is your favorite, the first one, as my friend Jim would say, is killer! I see a B&W conversion, bring up the detail/sharpness on the two foreground trees and brush…

    Oh yea, a wall hanger for sure!

  9. dorannrule says:

    Oooooh! I love scary storms when I’m all cozy inside, but thunder, lightning and snow too? Good grief! The noise and light show would have done my dog in. She’s already on anti-depressants. 🙂

  10. Phil Lanoue says:

    Yikes! That storm looks serious!
    16C and sunny here today along the South Carolina USA coast. 🙂

  11. Wow that is a lot, and I mean a lot of snow! I like the perspective of the last image. Stay warm!

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