It’s Not All Mary Poppins

It’s Hheeerreeee…

The view from my front porch this morning.
Looking right:

Looking left

And straight ahead.
Note the flakes in the wind.

It’s not as cold as these pictures make it look, only hovering right around 0 degrees (celcius), so this won’t stay. But it’s come, and it’ll be back!

The children are delighted.

November 15, 2005 - Posted by | commemoration, daycare, the dark side

15 Comments »

  1. Great. NY isn’t too far behind. Oh joy.

    Comment by SO not Martha | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhh, snow.

    We don’t get much here, and it never stays. Lucky dog.

    Comment by ieatcrayonz | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  3. Since I moved to America, I look forward to the snow every year. I tell people that I was snow deprived as a child. Growing up in the South West of England, we were lucky to get two snowflakes fall on the same day.

    On a visit to my parents, about five years ago, for Christmas, we woke one morning to find a quarter of an inch of snow. It was just enough to make everything look pretty. Well, the media went in to overdrive. Messages of “stay at home if you don’t have an emergency reason to drive” were on the radio and TV. Having lived in the mid-west for about six years by this time, I was about rolling on the floor laughing or shouting at the radio “It’s quarter of an inch people. Come to Wisconsin and see some real snow!”

    I guess it all depends what you’re used to.

    Comment by Simon P. Chappell | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  4. The first snow–magic. I miss that here in the L.A. area, but your pictures make me want a cup of cocoa. Thank for posting these–I love it!

    Comment by Cheryl | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  5. Can I please trade places with you!!!

    Comment by Nancy | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  6. Snow is cool for the first month but after that Nancy most Canadians will gladly trade places with anyone from Texas.

    This will be our first winter in our new appartment on the 14th floor the city looks beautiful covered with snow(at the moment).

    Comment by Bill | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  7. Great. Beautiful. It’s 80 F (my trusty online conversion calculater says that’s 26.7 Celsius)here in beautiful San Diego.

    When I first saw the headline I assumed you were talking about the finished street. It looks nice by the way.

    Comment by Matthew | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  8. SNM: I’m good with it till the end of December. I love Christmas, and in probably the single sentimental impulse within me, I love snow, and lots of it, for Christmas. After that, however, it can leave, thanks. But HA! I live in OTTAWA, where the snow doesn’t leave till APRIL!!

    Crayonz: “We don’t get much snow here and it never stays”. Yes, that sounds pretty lucky to me!!

    Simon: The warnings for everyone to stay at home were probably wise, since not a one of them has ANY concept how to drive in it!

    I remember visiting family in the midlands, and hearing a weather report that said something about temperature “soaring” to the mid-seventies. I had pretty much the same reaction of snickering, superior disbelief. “You want hot? I’ll show you hot!” But isn’t it fun to snicker?

    Cheryl: Open your freezer door, and sit on the floor in front of it in your t-shirt and shorts. Turn the spray attachment in your kitchen sink to cold, and aim it full force into a bowl so that lots of mist is created to land on you as you savour the chill air from your freezer. It’ll give you the right effect as you sip your hot chocolate…

    Nancy: Can we trade places? Can we trade places!! Call me the week after Christmas, and sooo I’m all over that!

    Bill: Must be pretty from up there, where you get the clean white overview, and miss the dismal grey details. Looking forward to true December snow, I am!

    Comment by Mary P. | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  9. Matthew: In the words of Opus (from Bloom County, remember that one?)

    “PHBHBBBHBHT!!”

    Now my pop-up weather icon tells me it’s “freezing drizzle, -2 degrees”. Urgh.

    The street is great. There will be one more coat of asphalt put down in the spring, but we’re essentially done. Phew!

    Comment by Mary P. | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  10. The thing about snow in SW England (OK any England/Wales) is that we get a little every year & always act surprised! If we get a lot, we are just as surprised & just as stupid – There are NO such things as snow chains, or even winter tyres in UK. We do not have big, snuggly coats, making do with a light jacket most of the time, unless we’re going out at night, inwhich case a chiffon scarf should do the trick! Central heating times are set by m st families in Novemeber & there is no possible way to change them to come on longer/hotter:-)

    Of course we do exactly the same if the sun comes visiting during the summer. we expect to get a couple of warmish hours on a good summers day, so a “heatwave” (more than a week without rain, or anything over 80C) will confuse us totally, causing hose-pipe bans (Have you SEEN how much of our country is made of water?), man-made forest fires & serious sun-burn cases.

    We like to talk about the weather, but really we don’t get a wide range as a rule:-)

    Still, during my year in the middle east I really missed rain. How sad is that?

    Comment by Mrs.Aginoth | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  11. We’re just a day behind…the white stuff started swirling just before 7am today…

    It won’t stay today either despite the motivational urgings of my children: maybe it will stick, maybe it will, maybe it will…

    Comment by LoryKC | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  12. There is some crazy talk here in Cincinnati about flurries. Grrrr…

    Comment by Misfit Hausfrau | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  13. You’re laughing, but I might just try that.

    Comment by Cheryl | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  14. we’re suppose to get our first snow tomorrow. i of course mary p will not be as excited as you. although, if i had little ones in my home-i’m sure their excitement would make me smile too.

    Comment by kimmyk | November 15, 2005 | Reply

  15. Did I say day behind??? It’s obviously still the same day…just a LONG one!!! Sorry! It’s still Tuesday for a little longer, right!?!?!
    Keep warm!!!

    Comment by LoryKC | November 15, 2005 | Reply


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