Monday, April 4, 2011

First Weekend in April ~ Part II

We had gone from having
no snow left in our front yard
to this yesterday morning...

white white white
snow snow snow

yes yes
I know it's pretty...
pretty sickening that is!!!

OK ~ I know
it could be much worse
it's really no big deal

when you live in Canada
especially the prairies
you must expect this sort of thing

we are hardy stock us Canadians
the cold snow and ice do not slow us down

we just get out our snow shovels
and dig ourselves out
(errr... well... Wayne digs us out...
I just take photos... haha)

and we sweep off our vehicles
and scrape off the windshields...

or if we are not quite so 'hardy'
we pull out our snow blowers
from our double car garage
and thus don't have to shovel the snow
or sweep off our cars
nor scrape windshields...
(jealous!!!!)

and for the very few Canadians
that are a little 'wimpy'
we gingerly step outside...

give a little sniff...

and then
high tail it
back into the house....

Banjo is always on a harness and leash
when on rare occasions he gets to go outside
but I had no fear that he
wouldn't make it off
the first step yesterday morning...

I was right...


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A big THANK YOU to Stacey Dawn at Dawning Inspirations for interviewing me and posting my answers (and Banjo's photo) on her blog! Go check out her daily inspirations and beautiful photos. She's a sweetie!!


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44 comments:

amelia said...

Banjo is so cute! I've never met a cat who likes wet feet and Banjo is obviously no exception!!

We got the snow overnight and it's snowing right now too. Oh well, it will soon be gone and for me, who is a summer hater, I wish it would stay winter all year long! I would miss the flowers though!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

That's one thing about the weather in Canada... if you don't like it stay tuned it can change in an hour.
We had snow and it has now turned to rain.
Is it because I'm getting older that its dragging on forever?(Winter that is)
Enjoyed the interview, that Banjo is a handsome lad.
Enjoy the week.
Susan x

Brian said...

Oh my, I think I much prefer Spring on and off like we have it here. Keep warm Banjo!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh dear. Isn't there some place else winter could go?

Katnip Lounge said...

I would make a TERRIBLE Canadian. I didn't do well as a Midwesterner, either. Guess it's Desert Rat for me!

Hot Rocks said...

Hee hee...we both posted about the same thing today! I too hate it when people say "its so pretty"...yeah it is pretty in December, it is NOT pretty in April! Lol...hopefully we will see an end to winter soon...perhaps by June???

Catherine said...

Hi sweet Catherine!!

Oh Banjo is a wise cat!! My cats do the same when it´s rainning outside but then they start to get nervous inside the house (they...and me!!) and at the end they decide to look through the window is not a bad option...
Hope the sun will shine this week for you my dear friend!!

Hugs& lots of kisses!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Catherine, Just found your blog thanks to the excellent interview on Stacey Dawn's blog Dawning Inspiration. I identified with you completely when asked why you blog and you said "hubby not completely enthusiastic by photo 4,637" ... exactly same here, just wife instead. :-) You seem like the kind of person this world needs a lot more of. Your blog looks really interesting and I'm looking forward to following along. Have a great day, John

Nezzy said...

Great interview over at Stacy's place sweetie! I so enjoyed the read.

That Banjo is one smart kitty! Yesterday I thought about turnin' the air on. It was mid~eighty here. Today the weatherman said we'd have a record drop in temps. I'm buildin' a fire in the fireplace as soon as I hit comment here. Tomorrow...chance of ice and snow. Ya gotta just love southern Mo. .... or not! Heeehehe!!!

God bless ya and have a fabulous week sweetie!!! :o)

Kea said...

Banjo has the right idea!

Ugh, I hope all your snow melts soon, Catherine. I don't care if we're supposed to be "hardy" stock, snow is April is depressing. It was typical, of course, growing up in Quebec, but not as common in the years I lived in Halifax or in my years here in southeastern Ontario. Flurries, yes. Accumulation, not as often.

C'mon, Mother Nature, bring us all GREEN grass and lovely blooms!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Catherine, I don't blame Banjo... I would high-tail it back INSIDE too!!!!! ha

They say when you have lemons, make lemonade. WELL--when you have snow, make snow cream!!!!!! ha

Back from vacation --trying to catch up a little!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

It's me said...

O no !!! ...terrible !!!....shall i read your postnot more ..... let me think for two weeks .....maybe than it is spring by you ?????....have a nice day !! love Ria.....xxx...

Tanja said...

Hi Catherine, O snow again, but when is spring coming to you?
I can imaging that seeing al those spring photo's here in the netherlands that it makes you a bit jealous.
But I love youre photos, specialy those you make of Banjou and his walk in the snow.

Love
Tanja

Sylvia said...

Oh my, Catherine, all that snow ...
and we posting all about Spring and sunny weather !
Banjo is so cute !
Sending you warm wishes,
Sylvia

Lesley said...

Banjo seems to have the right idea!
I read your interview- it was lovely!

Barbara said...

Smart cat! The snow is beautiful, but I know you've got to be tired of it!

bikim said...

that is sooooooooooooooooooo pretty!and a wonderful surprise
!
take care,
Rosa

Linda R. said...

WOW!! does that look cold. That my friend is a lot of snow.. Banjo is no fool... I would want back inside also.. Take card and stay warm..

Hugs, Linda

Ann said...

Yes it is pretty but seriously, winter has overstayed it's welcome for the year. I do believe it's time for it to move on. I don't blame Banjo for heading back inside

Tamago said...

That is too much snow!! Maybe it is still February in Canada....

Linens and Royals said...

Such pretty pictures but hard to live with I think. I'm sure I would follow Banjo straight back into a warm house. XX

Christine said...

WOW,did you ever get snow. My garden is peaking slightly out from under our snow, otherwise my 10acres is still under three feet of snow. I wish I could give Banjo a little scratch, poor guy is probably very confused.

BeadedTail said...

Ugh! That's too much snow! We enjoyed Banjo's venture out in it though!

Congratulations on being interviewed! I will certainly check it out.

Lin said...

Did you tell Banjo that Hobbes goes INTO the snow???! I think Hobbes needs to teach him how to enjoy it if you are going to have so much of it! Yikes. You need spring NOW!

Linda Makiej said...

Wow - these snow shots are awesome! (not!! I hated my 4/1 storm as well... LOL) You blog is terrific - I will come back as well!! thanks for YOUR visit!

ain't for city gals said...

You Candadian girls are tough!! I would never make it!

Pamela said...

Oh Catherine i just have to laugh at the people here on Vancouver Island! They have no idea what winter is and boy they complain if it goes below -9!
And now the last month it's been raining on and off and oh the complaining about what a long winter and I think "What winter???" I met an older man who has never experienced a real Canadian winter!! I actually felt sorry for him!!!
I tell everyone here i'm hardy being from Ontario!!
Loved this post and Benjo's photos!!!

Pamela ox

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Oh goodness, Catherine! The photos are beautiful...but frustrating I'm sure. I think we are past our snow now (knock on wood), I'm hoping for no flooding or tornadoes or hail this spring.

Becca said...

Oh dear! That looks mighty cold...but pretty white...uh, we all like pretty & white right? uhh, like white, uh and pretty white vintagey cold I mean pretty, uh, ok, never mind...that looks d___ cold my friend! I am such a desert rat, I would NEVER make it. I cry when it drops below 60f...You are one tough Canadian my friend! :-)
Sending warmth your way!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

My goodness, sweet sweet Catherine, I do not know if I am looking forward to your part III ;o)
I am sending you tons of warm vibes your way, I know the sun is always shining in your heart and home, you funny and lovely lady
Much love xxxxx

Sandra said...

we are sitting here waiting on the looming thunderstorms that are about and hour away, hail and lightning and flooding rains, we had that last week and this is florida. crazy weather every where in the world. your weather is beautiful and I love the dainty walk of banjo in the snow. when it rains, our baby girl, who hates all things water, tip toes just like hank is, out to any spot and quickly does her thing and races back in the house. i especailly like the photo of the snow on the little roof, it looks like a christmas town

Jackee said...

GORGEOUS pictures but man that looks cold! :o) I like snow, but am grateful spring is well on its way here where I live. Thanks for sharing these gems!

Hugs!

sharon said...

I so feel for you! we haven't had any more snow, but one day it's up in the 80's and the next day it's 45 degrees. This weather is driving everyone nuts! We are so dang dry that we are praying for rain aroun here. I guess ya can't fool with Mother Nature!

kittykye said...

At this time of year, we don't even bother shovelling the snow when we get a big dump on us like that (gotta love April blizzards though eh?!). Generally it melts within a couple of days, so Doug just flattens it out with the car by driving back and forth ;).

Catherine said...

These are beautiful pictures, but it must be had=rd for you to have snow in April. (it would be hard for me!)

Jen said...

Oh, brrrrr! Having lived up north and moved to the south, I can definitely say that the snow sure looks a whole lot prettier from down here ;o)

YHOSIE said...

hahaha...
for me (who never had snow ever), ur images are pretty and beautiful!
i'd love to play outside :D

and banjo! aagghh ..
always adorable... *kisses for banjo

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Ick. I think ours is finally gone and I am so glad. Feels like the longest winter EVER!

Gods Little People said...

Sorry for being such a pain, but viewed from our 28 degrees in the sun, it does actually look REAL pretty. Last year when we were still in Denmark and the winter was really hard, our cats hardly went out for three months. I think they'd prefer a warm cosy spot at any given choice. They did exactly what Banjo did... out sniffing the cold air and straight back in again :-))

Kerri said...

Oh wow - That is a LOT of snow!
I would have done the same thing as Banjo :)

Love your interview on Stacey's blog!!

Beth said...

You never know what to expect in April, do you?
Congratulations on the interview!

BumbleVee said...

I'm home and ain't happy... it's snowflaking as I speak....err?.....type.....? either way it's bloody annoying now that I was getting used to +24C....

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Great series of photos! I know how you feel except we are so dry even snow looks good. Love the garden shots.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Jaime said...

You guys are definitely a tough bunch. We are wimps here on the west coast...I admit it and hang my head in shame...and I call myself a Canadian?

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