This winter in Campbell River, 2016/2017, was one involving a special treat – SNOW!!
Hope you had not sold your snow blower… :P
For all you snow lovers out there.. it was FANTASTIC. Not so much for those not enamoured with a love of snow.
Granted… you did need to have proper snow tires to be able to get about…. but probably should have them on any ways.
I learned a few things this winter:
• Apparently snow tires are made to soften in colder temperatures, giving a wider spread of the tread. And they kick butt in the crappiest conditions!
• The colder weather actually helped my health be much better. I am not fond of dark, damp winters. Too cold, too mouldy and too dark! = No fun! I did not get sick at all. – Thanks snow :D
• This area is magnificently beautiful when fully covered in snow – and so much more quieter too :D
• There are some captures you will NOT get without the snow laden look.
• My husband is even more awesome to have gone on some of my snow seeking adventures… though he remained dry and warm in the vehicle ;)
We fed the wild birds, as we usually do from start of November to end of February. (feeding all year round enables them too much)
And I do believe they appreciated the extra help, as most food was deeply buried.
I commented at one point to my husband, as we made our way up a steep snowy hill… “Look, it’s like summer, everyone is outside.” As every one was shovelling their drive ways. haha
But seriously, I saw more people outside this winter, than during our usual rainy, windy, damp, dark winters. So that is a good thing too!
We survived! Albeit many people were shocked that we had snow in North Western Canada, during winter. Yes I know, we have been spoiled with mild winters over the years, but as my husband has often said, growing up in Campbell River, there were many snowy winters and the lakes use to freeze. But it was exciting to have one day hit a record snow fall for our area.
Until next winter… stay chill <3