Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting Tired Of The Snow

Snow seems to be the topic of everyone's conversation these days - even the news up here in frigid northern Alberta is reporting on the snow in sunny, hot, Georgia. North America has gone snow mad. It wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to drive in it, be out in the cold, bundle up in heavy coats, boots, hats and mitts.

This is the street my daughter Sara lives on, on the right at the bend at the top of the street. It hasn't been plowed, and maybe will be once before spring thaw in March. It's up to traffic to beat the snow down. That works fine if you like ruts, bumps and streets that are a third as wide as they are in the summer. You must admit it's beautiful though. The frustrating thing is that if residents don't have their sidewalks shoveled down to bare cement within 48 hours of a snowfall the city fines them. Too bad residents can't fine the city for neglect of snowy streets. It's been tried and failed.

This is the first year for this trampoline. Do you think maybe we should have put it away for the winter? The kids love it. Lets hope there's still some spring in it come spring. Just look at that saggy bottom.

The swing set fares a bit better than the trampoline. They don't mind being buried for awhile.

Is it any wonder that skating, cross country skiing, sledding, curling, and hockey are a big part of life here. The motto seems to be 'don't fight winter, embrace it.' It'll be over in a few months and then we'll be complaining of the heat.


Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

Come on down. Although I wish we had the snow down here. Sure pretty, though.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Well now...I am very humbled. Our snow is NOTHING like yours, thank you God! Great pics.
Stay warm kiddo, and I for one, will settle down, and be content with what little apparently we have, hee hee!

Michael MacKenzie said...

We didn't get quite as much snow down here, but we made up for it with insane wind piling up five-foot-high drifts.

Kath said...

Thats ridiculous that the streets dont get plowed on a regular basis yet the sidewalks do!!
I will stop complaining cuz we are the very last street in our tiny town to be plowed each snow!!
We have had plenty of snow too. This week the boys had 2 snow days.
And we are to get more snow tomorrow!!

mickey said...

Apparently there's not been a day in this new year that we haven't had snow! We shovelled a big pile today and got tired. Ours is now a single car driveway instead of two!
Just keep wondering why our neighbourhood street has not been plowed while some have had their back lane done!

tattytiara said...

Haha, I just got in from an hour and a half straight of shoveling snow and thought I'd read some blogs while the coffee was making. I'm literally throwing it over my head to pile it in the back - it gets much deeper and I'm going to have to find someone with longer arms to do it!