Who angered the snow gods?

Was it me, with my blog title — perhaps they misunderstood? I love snow, but hey … everything in moderation!

IMG_0782 (1)-minIt’s the first day of Spring, which is hard to believe, when it looks like this! We’ve had [have!] a Winter that will make it to the history books, here in Atlantic Canada. More snow coming tomorrow, not as much as they first expected, though.

Google Canada had a cute little logo up today with spring flowers … felt more like a sarcasm. Oh well, the only thing we can hope for now is a slow melt! A woman, in one of my FB groups, said she’d go out and build a snowman, just to be able to punch him in the face 🙂 We’re so lucky as we don’t have to shovel.

We ventured out yesterday. The streets were atrocious after the last blizzard. They haven’t been able to keep up with the ploughing — smaller streets aren’t prioritized. The walls of snow are so high so they make every intersection really dangerous, because you can’t see what’s coming around the corner.

A subtitle for this post could have been «Welcome back to ColderWeather!» My little blog is now back in the safety of WordPress dot com. Thanks to friendly support people, everything is moved, subscribers included. Feels good! I believe the troubles were caused by some big outage that occurred with my host. Things like that do happen, but it won’t be any part of my problems from now on. Phew!

42 thoughts on “Who angered the snow gods?

  1. Robert S Johnson

    Hey, It must be your fault!
    As this map shows one of the few places on earth that has been colder than normal over the past few months is the Atlantic Coast of the USA and Canada.
    Perhaps just a temporary name change to hoterweather?

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    1. Rebekah

      No way [even though it probably IS my fault LOL]!!! One must be really careful about what one wishes for, summer’s coming up and we’ll get cooked.

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    1. Rebekah

      Same thing in my hometown, my brother tells me.

      We have all this snow, and it’s amazing considering it didn’t start until late January! Before that the ground was bare! Think I read somewhere we got 439 cm this winter….

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  2. Nylabluesmum

    Hello Rebby! I am sorry you are getting more snow as Spring is about to arrive…well in theory at least!! I still can not read your blogs as the side bar is cutting off the right side of them…..I am just replying thru Reader but can not see your actual post. This is quite frustrating!
    Please stay warm & safe ok? Kiss to McDuff!
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry x0x0x0

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      1. Nylabluesmum

        🙂 Sure did but there wsa no little ‘X”…it was so weird…so glad you changed the theme & now I can comment…..
        Our roads were atrocious this Winter too. Where is all the taxpayers money going? It makes a person wonder!
        We had the same trouble here with snow piled at corners….so one had to go half way out in intersection to see what was coming…so dangerous & so stupid!

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        1. Rebekah

          It’s been a long time since I read a number: They’d driven away twenty times more truck loads of snow here then, than they do in an entire, ‘normal’ winter! Those ‘mountains’ on the dump sites are enormous now.

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          1. Nylabluesmum

            Same here Rebby..numbers mean little to me. I see snow being trucked away to empty lots at the edge of town also.
            Alot of our snow is melting tho so I am relieved about this. I just hope we don’t get much more snow…I so want Spring!
            Siddhartha Henry has the sneezes & BOTH eyes are running so I am sure he does have FHV (Herpes) like Nylablue did which means he can’t be out unless the temps is 45 F or higher….

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    1. Rebekah

      I just tried in in Internet Explorer on the Windows computer. Cannot reproduce the problem. I’m at loss … guess I’ll have to change theme.

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  3. John

    Glad you are back! You are the second self hosted I follow that has returned to the Dot Com side in about three months. It is well worth the few restrictions imposed by WP in exchange for the 100% uptime and not having to deal with the back door issues. Stay warm 😀

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    1. Rebekah

      Yes, it is [worth it], and in my case, there are actually a few upsides of those restrictions; I spend less time pondering the design, as I cannot do anything about it. 🙂

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  4. Touch2Touch

    You may have to change your blog name to Even Colder Weather —- at least that’s what it’s doing here south of you! The snowflakes today are so thin and frail they’re scarcely visible. But they’re there, all right! I can’t wait for this winter to be over. Oh wait, it IS over. It’s Spring. That’s pretty funny. Couildn’t prove it around here.

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    1. Rebekah

      Yes, we’ll get them tomorrow … the flakes. Feels kind of ironic that it’s First of Spring, but I’ve seen much worse

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  5. David Bennett

    Did you take the photo? I am guessing you must have, in which case a picture tells a thousand words, and how. Is that snow piled up are those walls or buildings – if it’s piled snow that that is deep!

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    1. Rebekah

      Yes, I took it with the iPhone. They plough the walking paths with a snow blower, and I’ve never seen them like this before.

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  6. Amy Sampson

    I feel the same frustration here in SNOVA Scotia. I usually have a clear view of the lake when I sit at my desk, but the snow (fallen snow accumulation, not shovelled snow piles) is completely obscuring my view. Also, my bedroom window was completely covered, but now today some of it has melted in the sun and there is about 6″ at the top clear. Thank goodness!

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    1. Rebekah

      At least we live on the 9th floor 🙂 All the little homes down below here … they’re pretty much in the same situation as you describe!

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  7. Barb

    It’s nice to see colderweather again, and you chose the perfect photo of all that snow over your neck of the woods.
    Looks like everything is back to normal with your blog Reb, glad you managed to get your subscribers over as well, I know how tricky that can be as you may well remember. 🙂

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    1. Rebekah

      Thanks! Yes, I’m very pleased with my decision. I do have another self hosted one, and that’s enough to play with.

      It’s awesome, how they do it … move them. While they had that little ‘chat box’ popping up, it was even better — now you have to wait for someone to reply. With the chat thing, you got a human being online right away. It’s rare that I see it around anymore though.

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  8. daydreamer2011

    I am still amazed when I see your photos from over there!! And here I Am complaining for that we got a few centimeters snow yesterday LOL But it was still a bummer as we’ve had such a lovely weather here lately and snow had been gone for a while…

    This morning started with sunshine but now the clouds are rolling in… Might get a little more snow today OR rain… hope it is rain! lol

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    1. Rebekah

      Yes, this time of year it’s beginning to get tiresome. When you get a few centimetres like that, it will probably melt pretty quickly.

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      1. daydreamer2011

        Yes most is gone already! Just some left where the sun doesn’t reach so much

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        1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

          Speaking of “angering the snow gods”… Two days in a row now – after being lulled into thinking that Spring had FINALLY arrived – we’ve woken up to 2” of fresh powder snow… But, today was especially harsh because the temperatures fell to -11C overnight and haven’t really moved much; in spite of it being fabulously, gorgeously SUNNY all day. (Perhaps we were teleported back to February last night?):

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  9. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Winter was similar here – nothing until late January. We got a lot of snow in February, and temps never went below zero. But what we got was nothing compared to how you’ve been hammered down east. It has finally staretd to feel like a March sun last week.
    Hoping you get a slow melt this year!

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    1. Rebekah

      Yes, and before the snow came, it had been extremely cold for a long time. The permafrost must be really deep, as it was that cold and now snow cover.

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