Earth Date November 16, 2013
It's been snowing now for nearing almost 24 hours. The crew and I have declared this as the official first day of winter for us. There is currently a snowfall warning in effect for Southwest Saskatchewan with predictions of up to 15cm (6 in) of snow. While the temperature is still a balmy -4c (25F), the snow is thick, heavy and wet. The streets and sidewalks already slippery making for potential treacherous roads this evening.
There is not a spot outside that has not been covered in snow. Garden trinkets that did not make the refuge of the shed will stay stranded until spring arrives. They will be sacrificed as photo opportunities for the coming long cold months.
I shall be using 'Wire Kitty' to gauge the severity of snowfall for the winter season. Already Wire Kitty's toes can not be seen and his eyes and whiskers are covered with the white frozen devil.
While Autumn graced us with a few extra weeks this year having had the first snow to stay October 23/12 last year, I am still hesitant in believing that this year's winter will end any earlier.
May Mother Nature please take mercy on our soul that she will not make us endure another long winter. The crew and I do not know if we can take it.