Category: snow

  • Is it spring yet…?

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    Ottawa winters can usually fall into two categories. “Six layers required” cold, or enough snow that the first step of getting out of your driveway is, well, finding your driveway. This winter, Ottawa has decided hey, let’s go for the best of both worlds. So, because it’s either holy crap … Read the rest

  • Dear winter: Nice try. Do better.

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    I love Ottawa. Which probably has a little bit to do with the fact I’ve been here for college once and here for grown-up reasons twice. What I find amusing, though–I can’t quite decide if I love it or wish it dead–is it seems like weather paterns up here like … Read the rest

  • I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas?

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    Ottawa’s weather paterns are doing it to me again. there was actual, honest to goodness white stuff on the ground 3 days ago. There still is–in places. But largely, thanks to some nifty shifting in temperatures, the majority of that white stuff became very incredibly wet. to the point of … Read the rest

  • Happy snow week, from snow central!


    We’ve been getting snow, recovering from getting snow, and been forecasted to get even more snow all week. And probably parts of the weekend too, but I haven’t been brave enough to look. So this, yanked shamelessly off Caroline‘s blog, couldn’t be better timed. Thanks, Caroline. Oh, and by … Read the rest

  • Well. Hello, fall. Goodbye, fall. Hello, winter.

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    Ottawa and the valley is absolutely famous for getting snow usually before just about anyone else–particularly south of the border. It didn’t stick around, but we got our introduction to it today. And tonight, for perhaps the first time this year, we’re receiving an introduction to sub-zero temperatures. It surprised … Read the rest

  • Winter tries to say hello to Rochester. Finally.

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    There’s about a 6-hour drive between Ottawa and Rochester, where I’ve been spending the last few weeks, which one would think wouldn’t amount to a whole lot of difference weather-wise–when we’re freezing, they’re usually freezing. But there’s been a winter trend that, until just yesterday and today, has been trying … Read the rest

  • Winter drops in at home, while I’m out of the country.


    Shortly after I revived this blog in its third reincarnation, we were teased with just a small sampling of wintery weather, which ended up not actually sticking around. We were well on our way to the first snow-free November I can remember having in the Ottawa valley area. Temperatures were … Read the rest

  • Well hello there, winter.


    I got the distinct impression when I got up this morning something was up. It wasn’t forecast to get all that cold last night, but I definitely needed to add some heat to the mix. Now, I know why. Apparently, at some point before I got around to actually getting … Read the rest

  • We have snow? And, um, what is he doing…?


    I got up about 9:00 this morning. And there was 4 inches of that white crap on our front lawn. In November. The middle of freaking November. Mother nature and I are apparently going to need to start having our series of less than friendly conversations again. This aughta be…… Read the rest

  • Should this amuse me half as much as it does?

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    ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE IN THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY AND NORTHUMBERLAND HAVE RESORTED TO SNOWMOBILES FOR TRANSPORTATION. It’s official. We have way, way, way too much snow around here. Someone south of the border should just come on over and nab half of it. I wouldn’t complain.

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