State of Emergency ~ Plenty of Snow

Within a week Saint John received 96 centimetres of snow. That was the number I heard yesterday, and then the storm was, by no means, over. Three, powerful snowstorms in one week, and I’m inclined to think yesterday’s was the worst.

Downtown, and in the south end, the old streets are so narrow, they don’t know where to put the snow now. Emergency vehicles can’t get through and yesterday a partial state of emergency was declared.

vattenglas-minWith all this snowy weather, we haven’t been out and about the way we use to. Not many photos has been taken. The other day, I brought out the 50mm prime lens and practiced a little with it — it’s been some time. I liked the blue colour of this glass of water, and I might use it for something later.

Then, of course, my favourite photo object is always around. He was up on a table, almost falling asleep when I took this.



As I was going through some drawers, I found an old calendar from 2005. Noticed that the 21st of January, it had been ten years since he came to our home … I never forget that day! He was so little, we had him in a bag. How scary that must have been for him — being removed from his four sisters, arriving in a huge, unknown house, with giants in it … seemingly kind giants, but still.



26 thoughts on “State of Emergency ~ Plenty of Snow

  1. I wondered. Take some shots from the window. I just can’t imagine that much snow. Your comments about bringing McDuff home made me smile.

    1. To be honest, I get fed up taking pictures from the balcony [or the window] — they all look the same. Same view, different snowstorm LOL

      About McDuff … yeah, he was such a wee li’l lad! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. I forgot to watch the video until someone mentioned it. lol It looks like they are getting it somewhat cleared but that is a lot of snow!

        I know you take a lot of photos from the window haha but I still like to look at them.

        People walk funny in snow and ice. I know here by the end of the day if we are trudging through it our backs hurt from keeping ourselves from slipping.

        1. You get so tense when walking on ice, so I think when/if you fall, you’re much more inclined to break something than if it was possible to stay relaxed ๐Ÿ™‚

          I put in the video afterwards…

  2. I was thinking of you this morning when I heard about the state of emergency.

    I haven’t been out with my camera much lately either. We haven’t gotten anywhere near the amount of snow you’ve been getting, but it’s been so darn icy. It was snowing when I went to bed, then it poured rain. At 6:30am it was 9C and then the temperature quickly plummeted to -10C. We had a flash freeze. It’s not fit for man or beast out there.

    1. It certainly isn’t fit for anyone out there today, even though it looks nice from the inside. I heard about that flash freeze in NS last night, when we watched CTV Atlantic. At least, we didn’t get THAT.

      Tomorrow we better take the chance and get out, as there’s a new one coming on Thursday!

  3. Life in Atlantic Canada, plenty of snow indeed. The city has been brought to a complete stop. Great video, The CBC is so much better than anything we have in the States.

  4. My goodness! Watched the video and that sure is a lot of snow! Really glad to know that you are safe and sound!

    Love the photos!! McDuff looking handsome as usual! Must be a really nice lens too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes, the problem is where to put all that snow, and as you can see, the streets are very narrow.

      It’s a nice little lens … ยซnifty fiftyยป

  5. I can’t imagine that much snow Rebekah, even when I lived in Scotland, it was never that bad. The video showed how hard it is to get around by foot and as you say, there is nowhere to put the snow to clear the roads properly – there is so much of it! If you have to go out before the next storm comes, be careful.
    Love the photo of McDuff, he is such a handsome boy. I love the story of the day you brought him home in a bag!

    1. Saint John broke the old snow record [for this time of year] from 1978. Yes, the problem is where to put it, and all the cars that were parked along the streets. With this state of emergency, they can tow them. They were all snowed in. I watched the news now … I hadn’t seen it myself as we haven’t been downtown, but not I really saw its full extent! Wow!

      I had the impression that the winters of my childhood had much more snow, but that’s probably because I was little and the walls looked higher LOL

  6. I am chuckling about 96 centimetres of snow…that is ‘normal’ for her….hahaha!!
    We are blessed with great snow plows & sanding & snow removal so even when we have 4, 5 or 6 feet of snow things keep moving…unless it is a white out blizzard…then we just all hibernate until it is over.
    Love the blue glass of water..i wondered what it would like if it was frozen….lol…
    Plese give McDuff lots of kisses from me…precious boy….
    So he had 4 sisters…I wondered what he thought too. I know Purrince Siddhartha sometimes misses Tyrrone his brother & Jade the dog…so I play with him alot to compensate.
    I wonder if Tyrrone could come for a play daye, lol….

    1. The latest number I heard now, is 166 centimetres ๐Ÿ™‚ Here, it’s somewhat unusual, especially since we got it all at once almost. Here we normally get just rain and fog.

      Do you think he’d remember his brother? I don’t know how much memory they really have?!

  7. WOW you have MORE snow than us at the moment….5 1/2 feet of it!!!!
    I watched some weather forecasters (not the Weather Channel) & they are talking aobut these quick Alberta Clippers that are rolling thru from Alberta…we are in the midst of an almsot blizzard as I type!! So that means more snow for all of us….
    As for feline memory i would think when they sniff each other they would remember at this point….now a couple of years from now I wonder…plus these fellows are well adjusted so they would probably be all right if put together again ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yes, it’s amazing. Went down on the street this afternoon to take some pictures of it. All day tomorrow it’s going to snow. As long as it doesn’t start to rain and freeze … that would be a total mess! The temperature has gone up.

      Would be fun to try a play date, perhaps?! Would that be doable?

  8. Wow sounds like you are going to get walloped again! I think we will too. Ah the joy of snowy cold Winters…..haha!
    Our temps is -6 C with windchill of -11 C….it does not feel too cold as there is no wind!
    I am not sure if MaryEllen would be into a playdate. It would be easier to take Siddhartha back to her place as he knows the place but what if he panicked thinking I was going to leave him? Bringing Tyrrone here would be more stressful as he would not know where he was….
    I think it is ‘doable’ but I doubt it will happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

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