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Monday, November 12, 2012

Where have all the snow flakes gone?

Long time passing?
They're calling for 16 degrees celcius here in Montreal today - that's 60 degrees farenheit and completely unheard of for almost the middle of November - I really don't have any facts on this but I would imagine it's
breaking some kind of record because without a doubt I can remember SNOW DAYS when school was shut down because of blizzards in November......................

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I, like everyone else in Canada, LOVE the first snow fall

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I, like everyone else in Canada, am pretty fed up with it by January ( unless you're into outdoor sports of course )

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We complain about the cold

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We complain about shoveling

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We collectively groan " I wish I were in Florida "

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We begrudgingly walk the dog in it

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We complain about having to put boots and coats and scarves and hats and mitts on


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but for the most part we take great pride in our glorious winter wonderland

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Winter is as much a part of who we are

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as the maple leaf

and it's here for a reason

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so maybe

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just maybe

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we should be very careful what we wish for

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lest this too become a distant memory

and by the time December comes, I for one, will be praying

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let it snow

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let it snow

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let it snow...........................






And please don't get me wrong - I WILL enjoy the balmy temperatures today :)

22 comments:

  1. These pics are beautiful. I hope we get snow this year. Not a flake last year. Winters are mild here in NC but sometimes we get a winter surprise.

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  2. Last year's winter was extremely mild here in Minnesota. I was spray painting outside in November on Christmas crafts. We have had nasty freezing rain here over the weekend.

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  3. sounds like today will be a good painting day enjoy im sure the snow will come soon enough lol have a great week Susan

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    1. I think everyone has misread me lol - I'm not hoping for snow yet - just saying it's completely out of the norm lol....

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  4. In about three weeks I am betting you will see some snow. (I have a friend that is a weather "guru"...)

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  5. I enjoy looking at the snow...and that's pretty much it :) enjoy your warmer day

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  6. I think I'm going to look into visiting Montreal. Looks gorgeous. And it sounds like Canadians and Wisconsinites have a lot in common - complaining about winter. lol

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  7. Winnipeg is currently a winter wonderland...we enjoyed receiving 30cm of snow over the weekend...hooray! Winter snows are glorious and hopefully Montreal will receive some before too long...it's here to stay until Spring in our neck of the woods!

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    1. Must be beautiful - but when you put it that way - here till Spring - whoa that sounds like forever doesn't it lol?

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  8. Your pictures are beautiful. I love the snow - to look at it but, after a winter of 6 inches of ice with 2 inches of snow on top and then more ice on top of that - not being able to get out of our driveway in the middle of the city. I said enough is enough and we are now at the beach. Where I intend to stay and look at the beautiful snow pictures. Enjoy your awesome day - we are 74F, sunny and breezy - perfect.....

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  9. We woke up to a foot of snow this morning and it is -2,took hubby half an hour to get up the hill on our street. I'll tell you what, you come here and I'll go there, I hate snow. It is unusual for Kamloops British Columbia to be having this kind of weather. Our neighbour said he has lived here 80 years and never seen it this cold, figures that we have to be living here when they hit cold temperature records lol
    It was 17 degrees back home and our friends were out on the motorcycles, can't wait to get back to Ontario.
    looking at your beautiful snow pictures is nice, but cleaning it off my car and the driveway, not so fun. hugs Tobey

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    1. Well I definitely do NOT want to be shovelling yet - that's for sure!!!
      The weather is so erractic it's scary!
      British Columbia always had the mildest winters - now the reverse seems to be true - when I was younger living in B.C. we never wore a winter coat - a rain coat and rain boots were the order of the day lol
      xxx

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  10. Wait! My patio table & chairs are still in the backyard! "Nobody" has been ambitious enough to put them away yet.

    We were enjoying 60-degree weather this weekend (did a little roadtrip to a cheese factory for a delicious glob of bleu cheese, instead of putting away lawn furniture), but this morning it is 29. Depending on the way the wind's blowing, you may have this new stuff by tomorrow.

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  11. Sorry. That's fahrenheit.
    15.5 and -1.6 for my Canadian friends.
    I am metric challenged.

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  12. I'm in Northern Ontario and we had record high temperatures yesterday. They will drop tonight though. I can't imagine not having a white Christmas, but I'm like you it lasts too long and has us wanting to head south.

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  13. Sunday temps were recording breaking here and it's still warm today. Best of all, the wind is blowing a lot of my leaves away! I'm not ready for snow yet. ~ Maureen

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  14. Beautiful images. I moved FROM Florida to Wisconsin when I married my hubby...and let me tell you...I still don't like the winters after 37 (or is it 38-whatever) years! I would gladly send ALL my snow your way! Love ya, Canada girl-xo Diana

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  15. You're bad. Wishing for snow in November. Nope, I'll wait till December - the 14th to be exact so that there's a light dusting for my big family party on the 16th.

    Gorgeous images though - much better than the rain we're experiencing today here in SW Ontario - it was 18C yesterday!!!!

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  16. Hey Suzan,

    Of course, the grass is always greener...but, I have to say, I have yet to see a more beautiful winter wonderland than the Canadian one!

    Poppy xo

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  17. I hear you, Suzan! We're the same way down here, and we probably don't get 1/2 the snow you guys do up there! I love the snow for December, but by January I'm ready to have it go away. Melt. Vamoose! We do pray that someday in the near future we'll be able to escape it all together down to balmy Florida. :) And I don't think I'll miss it at all. lol Really loved your photos, though!!

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Hi Suzan!!

    I know living in Vancouver we get more rain than snow during the winter, but, like you, there's something to be said about the first Canadian snow fall. Your pictures are so pretty!!! Having a trucker for a husband, winter is my hated time of year because of the road conditions.

    It would be great to be in a cabin in the woods though during the winter. Sitting by a cozy fire drinking wine. I love walking out in a snow fall. The air is so crisp and you get to have red rosy cheeks and then get home to have a nice mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream. That's winter.

    Have a great week Suzan!!

    Pam
    xox

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  19. Beautiful pictures...longing for snow here too. I love a white Christmas, but we travel a couple hours away to family so I hope the roads are cleared for the drive. And I agree...the winters just aren't what they used to be.
    Debbie :)

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