Winter: the honeymoon period

The first big snow of the year decided to come this past weekend. We got 1.5 feet over 3 days!

Where did the street go?

I grew up in the Lower Mainland, where snow is such a rarity that an inch or two is enough to shut down the road and transit infrastructure. Snow tires are unheard of and winter clothes are for ski trips. Here in Prince George, snow tires go on and winter clothes come out of the closet around mid-October, and there they remain until April or May.

This is my fourth winter here and, while the snow and I aren’t exactly friends, I’m not as scared of it as I used to be. In fact, I can even admit that it’s downright gorgeous, at least for the first couple of weeks. It does tend to get a bit old when it decides to hang around until April and the road by the house doesn’t become bare until May, but we’re currently in the honeymoon period and I’m willing to enjoy it for a little while.

So long back yard, see you in May!

I could go into my big list of winter-related annoyances, but today I think I’ll just try to enjoy the snow. The sun is out today, meaning that it’s incredibly crisp and bright outside. When the little guy gets up from his nap we’ll go frisk in the snow for a while, and in the meantime I’m warm and comfortable inside with the delicious smell of slow cooker butter chicken filling the house.

Just don’t ask me how I feel about the snow in April.


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