Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cat's Log: Winter...Day 1

Cat's Log: 

Earth Date November 16, 2013
Winter...Day 1

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.

Signing off.





36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am laughing at the dour expression on thy face!!! ha ha. poor wire kitty...

Sandra said...

you poor babies snow bound with your mom, who does not look like she loves that snow. at all.! i like your photos of it but do not want to see it. unless of course scotty could beam me up there for a few hours and beam me back here to my 73 degree

Elisabeth said...

Ohh dear so much snow ! I hope it will stay away for awhile over here .Have a great weekend
xx Elisabeth

Sylvia said...

Oh my, a lot of snow already, Catherine !
Here it's cold and misty !
Great log :-)
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Terri Buster said...

Oh you do not look happy! I hope wire kitty does not collapse from the heavy snow. :)

Crafting Queen said...

Poor you, can't belive you have snow already. Wrap up warm and get lots of hugs from Banjo. :)

Kerri Farley said...

Sending Warm Vibes your Way :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

You made me smile. .. Love the new photos. Stay warm and you do look warm and cozy. The white s@@t is here on the ground as well.

S. Etole said...

Ours has disappeared the last couple days but more is predicted. Stay warm!

Betsy Adams said...

Ah----you know how much I'd love to have some of that snow!!!!! Sorry---I know how much you hate it. I'd probably hate it too if we lived there. BUT--we just don't get much snow here... Oh Well... I do think it is beautiful.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

Oh no Catherine. You do not look thrilled in your portrait here. Lol. I don't blame you a bit. Snow is beautiful for about 5 minutes... And poor wire kitty's toesies are cold.

Penny said...

Coming home to snow was kind of exciting to me as they had a bit in the Yukon and I kind of liked it. It is so pretty. Not snowing here today....the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day. We already have a good bit of snow though and it will stay until spring. The kids have been skating on the lake already. Time to think about the Christmas decorations....don't forget to use your gift card to buy some pretty new ornaments.

Linens and Royals said...

I will try and send warm thoughts your way when I complain about the heat and too many hot sunny days.
Can't imagine how you live with all that snow. I know you can't hibernate as you still must work and pay bills. My mind is boggling at your fortitude. XX

Our photos said...

That is a lot of snow,Catherine.
Here in Holland there was fog and 5 degrees.
Greetings, RW & SK

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awww, gees, that's crummy. Our turn is coming. But today we enjoyed +12C and I had the windows open while doing the priming. I hope for another warm day tomorrow, but we're pushing our luck here.

Brian said...

I sure hope the Abominable Snowman doesn't come to play in your neighborhood!

Katnip Lounge said...

ai yi yi. I'd be fit to be tied! Hang in there...

Donna said...

oh my gosh! that sad picture of you is priceless....looking forward to more snowy and winter blues photos! you make me laugh and cry!

Lin said...

You don't look very happy about the snow!

I don't mind the first snows, but those snows in late March and early April just get me down.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I say this to you every year, but I am envious of your snow, and was excited to learn that *we* are in for more this year, but we'll see. When you get tired of yours, please feel free to discuss with Mother Nature sending some to us.

Pam said...

I am so jealous of your snow! They are calling for tornadoes here tomorrow! I want winter!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Oh dear, you don't look like a happy camper! It is a bit too early for winter tho. Maybe a trip south for a quick getaway before the real thing arrives????

cats of wildcat woods

Debra Taylor said...

I hope the snow won't keep hammering you - hope you get a break with some sun!!!


Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

BeadedTail said...

Snow comes fast and stays a long time in your neck of the woods. At least now it's one day closer to when it goes away for another season!

a-l-t-i said...

У на такая же зимняя картинка:) Прекрасного вам настроения!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Snow has arrived early this year, but it makes for some very beautiful pictures.

It's me said...

O my !!!!...i do not like snow !!!....so much !!...happy sunday...your face speak more than your words !!...love Ria...x !

Nancy Claeys said...

...hoping because it's wet and heavy, it won't stay around too long. Makes for some pretty photos, however. :)

Ann said...

we've had our first snowfall but luckily it wasn't a lot and it didn't last very long. I'm sure we'll be buried before long though. I certainly feel for you

troutbirder said...

Good luck kitty. Here in the USA's northern frontier it's only bee flakes so far but I know the white stuff will soon be here...:)

Susan said...

Aww Cat, wish I knew what to say. I know you are dreading winter.

Tammy said...

Well, winter has surely arrived! The snow filled scene is very pretty, though!Hope you have a great week!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very very funny, loved the log entry Capt. And I am looking forward to more.

This might make you feel better, Williams Lake got 53 cm in less then 48 hours...broke a record. That's only a few hours from here.

Jen

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Wish I could send you some warmth and sun rays...
It is quite tough for living through such long winters.
Hugs,
Mariette

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Michael Manning said...

My first exposure to wire kitty--hey, it was bound to happen! :D)

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