Winter Life on the Water
January 30, 2011
We live on waterfront property on the Great Lakes waterway in beautiful Ontario. Winters here are quite pretty! The ice on the water never full freezes so there are pockets of open water that the various waterfowl take advantage of. Pictured is the view from our kitchen a couple of days ago.
Today is Ground Hog Day. Wiarton Willy's prediction this year is an early spring which I'm sure made a lot of people happy as they were digging out from last night's snowstorm. It was the worst snowstorm of the season hitting southern Ontario rather hard last night with continuing snow, freezing rain and poor road conditions due to high winds causing drifting and low visibility. The weather forecast for today is for at least another 10 cm of snow. Watching our neighbours on both sides of us dig their long driveways out from a good 30 cm of snow I am glad we had the foresight to arrange ours to be plowed out! There were a lot of cancellations but my husband decided to go into the office for the afternoon. The great snowstorm of 2011 was not as bad as predicted here in our little corner of Canada.