White Mountain

The neighbourhood children like to play on this kid-sized snow mountain that has been pushed there by the snow ploughs.

A helpful trail, carved through the drifts by a snowblower operator, allows them to easily reach it. The problem is that it has really been too cold for them to enjoy it. Today was -33C (-27F) with a windchill of -39C (-38F). Much too chilly for little cheeks, fingers and toes.

Happy Thursday. Stay warm. 🙂

15 thoughts on “White Mountain”

  1. What an impressive snow mountain. We live on a cul de sac and there’s often a snow pile that created in the winter. It’s surprisingly not that busy and is only really used by the handful of kids on our street.

    1. When I was a child, those were irresistible. A large group of us spent the day tobogganing and probably had to go home to get dry mitts and socks about three times. Kids don’t seem to have as much interest in them now, which is a shame. I remember it as such fun!

  2. Most of our snow plies here turned into ice in the recent melt, but nature is again providing us with snow, rain and freezing rain. Yay. So nice when winter drab is covered with fresh white. Too bad the cold is still with you. I am sure you are longing for spring too. Stay warm Lynette. Allan

    1. Freezing rain – lucky you! When it gets cold here, it stays cold, so a cycle of melt and re-freeze would be unusual (I’ve worked here for five years and have never seen that happen). Yes, the cold will be with us for at least another month, but I will be getting a break to the Okanagan in a couple of weeks’ time.

    1. The winter here is beautiful, no question. But it is definitely a force to be reckoned with. My husband and I have often noted that everything is much slower here because the weather is an entity that has to be taken into consideration at all times.

  3. I have a friend who lives in Montreal. She told me that they have tto dispose of all the snow from the roads somewhere away from the river because of all the salt. Dirty slush mountain, not good for kids. 54 and cloudy here, I’d rather have 24 and sunny.

  4. Oh man, that is cold. We had a lot of those temps here in January. Today, we’re at -3 Celsius and getting a blustery snowstorm. Not pretty, floating flakes, but blowing down on an angle.

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