Yesterday this was the view out our kitchen window; today, it's a completely different look. We awoke this morning to another snowstorm and the usual havoc it creates in Victoria.
They've barricaded the road down the hill to the highway so we have no option but to stay at home. Apparently one car slid down the hill followed by several others causing a pileup at the bottom. We're just not prepared for driving in the slippery stuff here in Victoria, even just a few inches.
This was the first barricade put up early this morning, being investigated by a dad and his daughter on her rarely used sled. Later on the safety tape was replaced by a more official barricade.
It's predicted that we may get up to 20 centimeters (that's maybe 6 inches) of snow by the end of the day. So, hurray! A snow day. I get to catch up on my blogging, and maybe do some water colour painting, plus finish the book I started last week. If the snow lets up we'll take the dogs out for a walk and a play and then home to a soup simmering on the stove and cozy fire.
But first we have to take care of the birds in the back yard. The feeder's full of seeds for the chickadees and such, and Harry's cleaned the snow off of the humming bird feeder. Fortunately it's not that cold so we don't have to worry about the syrup freezing.
This little bird looks a bit chilly though. Too bad he can't come in and curl up by the fire.