White water today
That like powdered sugar flies
Snow clings to everything
Living in Canada, you tend to expect a certain amount of bad weather through the winter. If there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be Canada, it would be the Caribbean. Today we were hit with a particularly bad nor’easter. Being Canada, we continue with business open as usual through most conditions. But with the forecasts yesterday, most places went home from work…
While technically under a heavy snow fall warning, the text of the forecast specifies “rain at times heavy” over Grand Manan Island. And that is what we have, though the rain has been a bit thick at times.
My niece snapped this photo tonight on my iPhone. I love how eery and cold it looks through the windshield of the moving car.
October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy draughts that bit at exposed hands and faces.
~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, “The Lion and the Serpent,” 2003
When the calendar turned to November yesterday, so did Mother Nature. The wind has been howling since yesterday morning. Ferry crossings for today day have been cancelled; it’s a good day for pjs and movies. In checking out the current conditions at Swallowtail lighthouse, the last line made me chuckle: Growing up, we had 2 television channels (CBC and CTV);…