Edmonton woke this morning to twelve inches of snow. We have been out shoveling. As I understand it you can incur a fine for not removing the snow from the pavement in front of your house. Not a hardship for me to be out playing with the snow, I've been waiting for this since late October!
I was here five years ago reminded by the flocks of birds swooping around the houses and trees. Together they make a distinctive sound, more than your average twitter. Something between a twitter and a squeak. There was snow on the ground then, lots of it. The people I stayed with put wood screws in the bottom of my shoes, now I have some fancy traction devices called 'Yak Tracks'. Fine on snow but a disaster on the polished floors at Staples!
Yes, it is good that IT has happened at last, winter is not winter without some accumulation of the white stuff.