Monday, November 27, 2006

Click on the Bottom Picture!

Our house is visible, barely...Looking to the left on the picture you'll see a house that's still being built. It appears to be a light brown colour. To its right is a dark grey house and to the right of that a light grey house. That's us. (We're the fourth easy-to-pick-out roof from the left.) This ugly weather has delayed our much-anticipated first meeting with Peter's brother. Victoria pretty much closed down today. I tuned in to local news in the morning to discover that the University was shut. All the schools were closed. Provincial Government offices were advising that they would be open but it didn't matter if employees came in or not.

Peter got up at five a.m. to make sure the hummingbird feeder wasn't frozen solid. He'll be doing that again tomorrow. Victoria is the year-round home of the Anna's Hummingbird, North America's only non-migratory species of hummingbird. We worry when the weather dips below freezing (fortunately it seldom does here), so when it does we keep a second batch of hummingbird nectar on the stove and a second feeder at hand to alternate with one that might freeze. There was a wee bird who spent most of today perched on an apple branch about a foot from the feeder. By the way, that tape is the only way to keep the feeder in place during a Southeaster. Ugly but effective.


At 10:36 PM, Anonymous martha said...

I can't believe this is Victoria! Is this a record breaking snowfall? I still shock people by telling them I grew up in Canada but was 16 years old before I saw my first "white Christmas." How can this be Victoria in November???

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Debra Hamel said...

How many inches of snow is this?

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Susan said...

It's only about eight inches and the weather man says it will completely disappear by the weekend. Can't be soon enough as far as I'm concerned!

As to a record, no Boo. We had a hundred-year record in 1996, post-Christmas, when we actually got about five feet of snow. That was an event that literally became the stuff of legends here.

Most of the schools are open again today; just a couple closed for power outages. And buses are back on the road. We're not though. We're staying put until it clears up! My pantry is well-stocked.

At 7:36 AM, Blogger Jan said...

It's lovely being holed up, enclosed, for just a little while. It brings the world down to size, if you follow my drift and can be quite theraputic occassionally!

At 5:47 AM, Blogger Marie said...

Beautiful. I think I'm moving to Canada!


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