Transformed Landscape



It always amazes me.  You think at some point it wouldn’t, but still it does.  The way that first big snowfall transforms the landscape.

Not so very long ago, Winnipeg looked like this:

Then…

On Monday evening, as Winnipegers tucked off to bed, weather forcasts warned us to prepare for the first big snowfall of the season.

By the time I woke up on Tuesday, the wind was howling, the snow was blowing and it was already deep enough to be causing all sorts of traffic troubles.

I decided to take a bus to work. I just didn’t want to deal with the stress of maneuvering my vehicle through fresh snowdrifts, and around other vehicles.

I knew I’d made the right decision when I got to work early and without any white-knuckle driving.

On my way home after work, though, the bus got stuck in a snowdrift at an intersection. Yes, the enormous 60 foot city bus, completely stuck. The traffic behind it was backed up. In the other lanes, car tires were spinning, but not much was moving.

So, I bundled up, got off the bus, and walked the rest of the way home through the hard blowing snow that was now knee deep.

Truth is, once I got going, it felt like an adventure.  It was quite fun, and a lot of exercise to boot – several kilometres, for sure.

At some point, I couldn’t resist the idea of taking a picture. It was kind of silly because my phone was getting all wet and my fingers were numb, but I was having such a great time, I hardly noticed.

Now, it’s already Wednesday, and the snow finally let up late this afternoon.

I took a lot of pics, so I am sharing a few of them with you  here today. There are a few more below, too.  Hope you enjoy.

In the meantime, I am off to bed.  The last two days of walking and commuting in the storm have left me ready for a good winter’s nap.



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Carina Spring

Hi! So glad you stopped by my little blog, where I joyfully embrace creativity. Here, at Home... hurrah!, I celebrate the beauty and depth of everyday moments, explore what life has to teach us, and share some of the interesting things I see and learn along the way. Thanks for the visit!

10 thoughts on “Transformed Landscape”

    1. Haha! Good one about the chihuahuas. 🙂 That is interesting that you are considering a move. Good luck with whatever you decide. I’ve never been to Nova Scotia. The winters can be cold and harsh in many parts of Canada, and that can be pretty tough on some people (especially the elderly or mobility challenged). Still, I do feel lucky to live here, personally. Is it cold and snowy where you live now?
      Thanks for the visit, Faith, and for the lovely comment. XO

  1. Hi Carina, I do think we must be kindred spirits. I read your post last night and meant to comment then but one thing after another happened around here and I am just getting back here again. I can’t believe that your bus got stuck and then you had to walk home. And you somehow made an adventure of that too!!! You da woman. Seriously! I don’t mind the snow as long as I’m dressed warmly enough, and if I am, it becomes an adventure. I once wrote a silly blog post about walking to the restaurant to meet a friend for lunch in a huge snow storm – it was only a few blocks and it was such an adventure. I called myself tundra woman. And that’s what I was. HA! I’ll leave the link here so you can see how kindred we are. http://www.throughherlookingglass.com/baby-its-cold-outside/ Anyway – your adventure is just my style. I love snow and we have had just a dusting twice so far, nothing to write home about. I hope we’ll get a white Christmas. Have a wonderful week, friend. XOXO

    1. Hi Allie! Thanks for the link, I am looking forward to checking it out this weekend. Yes, that’s exactly how I feel – I don’t mind the cold as long as I am dressed for it… and the older I get, the less I care how many layers it takes to be comfortable! Lol. Well, I sure hope that you guys do get a bit of a white Christmas, too. Have a great weekend, Allie! Thanks for the visit. Xoxo ☃️

  2. Very nice pictures. On Tuesday I walked 12 blocks home in -20c. I was picking up my car from the shop, and they had tried to call me to tell me it wasn’t ready yet. Of course that was the day I forgot my cell.

    Erin and I were in Jasper a couple of weekends ago. It was only -3C but snowing a lot. It was very beautiful. I’ll send you some pictures! Stay warm, we’re sending some cold your way!

    1. Thanks, Ancient Mariner. Ha! Isn’t that always the way – the one time one doesn’t have the cell phone! Well, on the plus side,sounds like you got lots of exercise. You guys are really having cold weather already! Would prefer you send it out west instead, please. ;-D

      Jasper! Sigh! Would love to see more pictures. Wonderful that you guys got out there.

    1. Good evening, Laurie. 🙂 Yes, several days I walked kilometres in knee deep snow. Now, we’ll all have to adjust to driving on ice! I am glad the first big strom is behind us and am looking forward to resting a bit this weekend. True, it sure is beautiful, though. Have a good weekend! ☃️

    1. Hi Hannah! It really does look like a winter wonderland around here. Even this morning when I woke up, it was still snowing (though lightly). So my son is happy that it looks like we’ll have a white Christmas. Though boy am I tired out from commuting in the storm this week. I think I’ll get to bed early this week. Thanks for the visit and comment, Hannah.

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