Thursday, April 10, 2008
Payback is a .. well, you know.
We have had a very, very mild winter this year. Honestly, there's been hardly a day when we were lamenting about how many consecutive below zero days there have been. Why, just a few short weeks ago we saw a guy pooping in the alley. Would anybody drop their pants in Montreal around the same timeframe? Toronto even? I think not. Some would be looking for hints of green and leaf buds; but we're noticing bare behinds.
That was until today.
When I took Mug to school at 7:00 it looked as though it might have rained a little. Fifteen minutes later the snow was coming down thick and heavy. By 10:00 it was over a foot deep in our neighborhood, and when the dogs went outside they couldn't manage to deal with it.. the snow was over their shoulders! I heard that we broke a snowfall record that was set in April, 1920.
Above, a few shots of the mini-stairs of death (one of many in town that fitness buffs use for cardio). I decided to walk to work, and when I approached the stairs they looked more like one huge, long slide. There was no evidence of stairs at all!
It never got very cold (wet, yes) and eventually the blizzard petered out, only to start again in the late afternoon.
Tomorrow? Flooding. Count on it.
A few pictures of the Heartland.