What would winter be if we couldn't talk about the weather? Over a week ago it felt like spring had come, plus 10 degrees, rain and I could see not only my lawn but all my garden beds exposed. It was tempting to pick up a shovel and start digging.
Before I could even think about doing such a thing we took a trip to Halifax. The Atlantic Craft Trade Show was held last weekend and Jody's work once again made an appearance. I was all too glad to tag along to this event. I really enjoy small doses of city life and Halifax is a joy to visit (particularly when it means meeting up with fellow bloggers. Brenda thank you for playing host and spending a glorious afternoon together).
Although we had diligently checked the weather prior to taking this trip we were completely caught off guard by the sudden change that took place upon our arrival. Saturday was cold and clear but Sunday looked like this. Welcome to winter in the Canadian maritimes.
|Halifax Citadel through the snow|
Getting home suddenly looked a lot more difficult. So an executive decision was made. Hotel stays were extended and we took ourselves shopping. Jody's latest obsession is turn tables and Halifax happens to have an exceptional record shop that kept us busy.
|An easy walk from the hotel despite the snow, |
we spent a fair amount of time at Taz Records
Luckily I appreciate a good record as well and some fine purchases were made. Some that we are enjoying as I speak.
You see, the weather system did eventually subside, and we made it home. Only to find another storm system has blown in. Sustained winds of 50km with gusts of 80km, blowing around 30cm of snow. There's little to do today other than listen to some good records and keep warm.
|Blowing snow is funny. The entire deck was clear this morning |
EXCEPT for the pile right at the door
Some of us are curled up at the computer, dreaming about plants (Copper Beech is available at Honey Tree Nursery!) and some of us are putting golf balls down the hallway (just no chipping please). I don't generally mind the winters here but being stuck inside during a blizzard can certainly make one long for spring.
Rather than post more photos of the white stuff (can't see much outside anymore anyway) I thought I would leave you with this sight.
Each winter crows on PEI come together in the evening to roost in Victoria Park. I happened to be downtown Charlottetown on business this week and caught the first groups arriving in the park. A stunning sight to behold.