We are expecting a storm tonight in Nova Scotia. The evening promises to bring us blizzard conditions. The hubby has been scurrying around taking care of last minute errands before the storm hits. The house is stocked with groceries, our devices are charged and the emergency items are at hand. We have a good amount of wood in the basement that will get us through at least the next few weeks before we need to bring in more. His last mission is to put the plow on the 4 Wheeler. We've had a little bit of snow fall this year but it hasn't been in any large amount. What we have had has cleaned up easily and quickly with a shovel. It has been light and fluffy. If the snow had any density to it at all, you could still push it easily enough.
When I was a child, I remember hearing frequent blizzard warnings. As I've grown, the blizzard warnings have seemed to lessen. We just don't get the winters we used to get. The lakes used to freeze up enough that you could drive on them. You are lucky if they freeze enough for ice skating. Our kids really don't know what a real Canadian winter is all about. I have to yell at them to wear their hats, mittens and scarves. When I was a child if you didn't wear your winter accessories you would be absolutely lucky if you didn't get frost bite.
This is what it looks like outside my window. After the storm, I will post another picture so we can compare the snowfall amount.