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Snow days!

Updated on September 21, 2008

Snow! In it's many wraps!

With the heat of summer pushing on us right now...snow in it's many get-ups is just a mere memory...

Beauty!

The beauty of nature only emphazised by snow and ice particles...Pine cones dressed in creamy white...

The Teasel is prancing about in snow-white

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Still more beauty!

Have you ever just sat outside in the quiet of an early winter morning when the snow insulated and muffled all the noises?

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Did you feel the serene calm that enclosed all around you...and it let you fill your lungs with clean crisp air to their full capacity?

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Snow-days!

This day was cancelled due to lack of interest...(in snow shoveling that is) only fun activities were allowed with hot-chocolate for the kiddies and hot toddies for me... with the temptation of winter hibernation plainly in sight...

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Snow-birds!

There are many types of snowbirds that leave us when the going gets tough (not that I blame them)

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This Canada goose had a busted wing so he decided to spend the winter in our barn.

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The world famous Canadian Snow-birds performing

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Canadian snowbirds happy as larks in their southern plumage, getting ready to spend the winter months in Florida...

In camper concealed, 6 more of those god aweful shirts each, with the whole kit and kaboodle including the kitchen sink packed and just about gassed up and ready to "Wagons roahhhhll"

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Snow Creatures!

Snow-man? Look at those hypnotique eyes starring at me...sssooo sssooooooooo ferrocious.

Dangerous and unpredictable!

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Snow-bunnies... might seem innoscent and oh-so-soft now... last summers baby bunny production 50% up; carrot crop 50% down!

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Snow-Leopard... a sweet pussy cat if I've ever seen one.

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Snow Activities!

Skiing one of lifes special treats even though Snow-lifts or ski lifts have left me dangling on more then one occassion at Horseshoe-Valley our local ski-resort. At age 45 Snow-mogels for the first time, my knees have not been the same since

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Hung up my skies for Snow-shoes

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Have yet to try snow-boards maybe a treat for this coming winter

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Snow-Drifts!

Man-o-man look at those snow drifts. Whose turn to shovel?

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I'm so tired of snow!

Where did my car get to? It was here an hour ago. EEney meeney miiney moe! Which lump could my car be?

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Who is going to dig me out... Again for the fifty-eighths time this season?Alright, that does it, move over let's get it out of the way aggggggggain...and again... with the magic of the snow-blower...

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Ready set and..............go!

What would we do here in Canada without the snow-plows...?

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After a long haul!

The most welcomed sight after the what seemed to be the longest of long winter seasons...

True harbingers of Spring the little snow drops are one of the first flowers to brave the still frigid cold just to give us hope that soon there will be many more flowers, warmth in the sun...

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Hope for dandelions throughout the lawn... hope for days when you just finished cutting the lawn and you'll have to turn around and start all over again... hope that it will be too hot again to even move a muscle... bugs... mosquitoes... and

Yummy SNOW-CONES!
Yummy SNOW-CONES!

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...snow in it's many get-ups, just a mere memory...for now

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Some of the photos courtesy of morgue file and flickr.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Tonks! Snow can be pretty but also very treacherous at the same time. Thanks for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      tonks21 9 years ago from V-Town

      Snow is pretty - but I really don't like living in it. Had to do it for four years and I was always getting snowed in!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      The drive-way is finally cleared... Yeah, for a break in the wind. zs

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      Rebecca Graf 9 years ago from Wisconsin

      I can understand. Though beautiful, it can be beyond frustrating. We are seeing quite a bit ourselves but no blizzards yet.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      RGraf! After the last few days of blizzardy conditions with the snow drift in front of the garage being chest high I don't want to see another snowflake ever. I'm tired of shoveling the same snow twenty times... I swear I'm going to go label or colorcode each shovel full so I can prove that it' the same stuff blowing back in. Do I sound grumpy? Well it was the first day of winter two days ago we have had three major snowblizzards already. I'm now dreaming and wishing for the stinckin' hot, humid, too hot to move a muscle weather of summer (as I said I'm never happy with my lot)

      Seasons Greetings to you and your family regards Zsuzsy

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      Rebecca Graf 9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great pics. I love to see the snow on the trees. We were driving home last week with a light snow fall at night. It was so beautiful as it sparkled in the headlights.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Fredlovesgc! I wish you a great holiday. With the fal being one of my favorite seasons I'm not wishing for the snow to come until the afternoon of December 24... Christmas eve.

      have fun regards Zsuzsy

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      fredlovesgc 9 years ago

      Snow lovers unite! It started to snow last week in Niseko, Japan, where ill be spending my summer vacation. Staying at Gondola Chalets, http://www.gondolachalets.com/ right next to the Hirafu Gondola!

      The next few months of summer will be worth it when i get there!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Last week it was absolutely stinckin' hot here... humid & too hot to move a muscle Then I appreciated the snow and actually wished for it a little. However come the end of February or March I can hardly wait for it to be gone... Just goes to prove the fact that no matter what; I'm never satisfied with my lot...

      Thanks for taking a peek and for commenting regards Zsuzsy

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      cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

      I love snow, but we don't get much snow in Carolina :(, so just have to settle for pictures and no need to clear snows :)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SSchilke! I love all the seasons here (not saying that the blizzards and crap weather don't get tedious after three months) Thanks for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      sschilke 9 years ago

      Zsusy Bee,

      I grew up in Canada and have fond memories of snow, but I have to say I'm much happier in the heat of summer.

      Cool hub.

      sschilke

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sylvia! No we're not having snow right now... it's summer here. This snow hub was a request for the hubtennis game.

      thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Sylvia Page 9 years ago from Malabe

      Hi Zsuzsy, This is not happening now is it? Thought it is summer. We don't have this type of weather. Simply summer with monsoonal rains that pours in my part of the world. The temp. now is a comfortable 27 dec. C, no rain today. The garden has gone all mad with new leaves, branches and creepers.

      Enjoyed your hub. Feel quite frozen too!

      Happy writing

      Sylvia

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Monitor! The cooling memories of snow were a request by rmr for the hubtennis game... thanks for taking a look and commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      monitor 9 years ago from The world.

      Those were some great pictures to cool down in the summer, Zsuzsy. You did a great job on framing and matching them up to the article. This hub really does help in dealing with the heat.

      Your fan.

      Mon.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hi! Isabella... Glad you came by. How's the world treating you?

      Kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Isabella Snow 9 years ago

      Wow, that's a pretty snow-filed hub! Don't worry, the snow will be back, lol. And I miss sno-cones!!

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