Sunday, December 4, 2011

Last Sunday we had a massive windstorm, the winds
reached 149km/hr and toppled trees, blew out the windows
in the office towers downtown and generally caused millions
in damage. We came through fairly well although you can
see the remains of our gazebo, it toppled over into our pond.
Last night and today we got a fairly steady snow. Nothing
to get excited about and a good excuse for pictures but
compared to last Sunday a very nice day. I also saw Juncos
in the yard for the first time this winter but I could not get a
good photo. So here are some shots of the gang in the
backyard and a few more from a stroll through the
neighbourhood alleys.

"A year indoors is a journey along a paper calendar;
a year in outer nature is the accomplishment
of a tremendous ritual."

The Outermost House
                Henry Beston


Anonymous said...

The wind must be a west coast thing. California is also getting hit.

I love that Henry Beston quote. He had a house up the coast a bit from us.

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

I do love Beston, The Outermost House is a real favorite of mine. I also liked Northern Farm. We often get winds when we have Chinooks but this was something different I suspect.

All the best.

Kathiesbirds said...

Guy, we got those high winds with heavy rain, thunder and snow when I was in Connecticut earlier this week. I am glad you survived the wind damage. Sorry about your gazebo. Love the blue jay in the snow!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

Your weather has been even stranger that ours, it has been so warm maybe you are finally getting a blast of winter. Hopefully there was no damage. I am just glad it was our gazebo and not one of our big spruce.