Tuesday, January 24, 2012

and just like that...

...the snow came back!



it's so pretty eh?



but it is raining today and so all of the snow is getting washed away again. one of my favourite things about living in Framboise Manor is that we have a very temperate micro-climate here. other places in cape breton and especially the mainland get belted with storms that we never get. and our winters are much warmer than back in ontario!

we have 4 distinct seasons here at the Manor and i love that. i like having the different seasons to be able to see the landscape and the differences between each season. i used to hate winter back in the city - but then most winter days were -20C!!! and back in the city we basically had 3 straight months of freezing cold days, snow piled 9ft on the sides of the roads and it was always dirty looking. here at the Manor the snow is always white and pretty.

so far it has been a very nice winter. if we get enough snow, and the right kind, we'll build you all a snowman!

34 comments:

  1. Of course in the city you probably can't go fast enough to get your truck upside down either? LOL

    Nova Scotia summer is like our spring.

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    1. Russell - where are you? we have the most beautiful summers here - it never gets too hot but you always have gorgeous swimming weather from mid-july to mid-september.

      and teehee - he was only going about 40kmph when he flipped the truck due to black ice and slush. pretty much everyone here has flipped at least a few times!

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    2. Central North Carolina near Raleigh. I based my answer on the description of a Nova Scotian (ran some kind of Rock Shop up there) who was doing electrical work for a winter in our neck of the woods about 10 years ago.

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    3. i love North Carolina. i did some training at a military base near Raleigh. it was only 2 weeks but i loved it! didn't see much of anything except the base but it was still beautiful. do you know which base i mean?

      anyway - that Nova Scotian was a mainlander. there isn't a cape bretoner in the world who calls themselves a nova scotian...we are serious separatists like that. the mainland has completely different weather than here on the island, and here at Framboise we get different weather than most of the island - micro-climate and all.

      anyway, thanks for getting back to me and i hope that you check back here to answer these additional questions. thanks buddy.

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  2. I'm jealous...always hot here.

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    1. well, Stephen, dear friend, that's why you need to come and visit. we'll take you anytime and i promise to feed ya real good!

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  3. Very pretty. The Queen would be very jealous.

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    1. thanks Shepherd buddy. you, The Queen and baby M&M are always welcome!

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  4. Beautiful! OT, but in the bottom left corner of the bottom pic is that....could that be....the HOT TUB!? Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but I think I see it, and if I can't get in it, seeing it is the next best thing...sigh.

    Enjoy your snow and stay warm:)
    michele

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    1. Michele - i promise to take a proper picture of the hottub for you. yes, that is it in the corner of the pic - good eye, gurl!

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  5. Kymber - How beautiful for sure ! That blue, blue sky gets me every time I see it. I read last night in a book about Cape Breton that the blue sky is actually a major tourist draw, as well as all of the other scenic spots it's famous for.

    A snowman would be fun ... I'm coming to help ! Did you get my emails ? Have an awesome week !

    Take Care ... Helga xoxox

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    1. hey Helga, buddy - yes i got your emails but am lax in responding - response coming soon i promise! the sky gets me too and i really missed it when i left home. for years i had memories of the sky and thought that i had exaggerated it! but i didn't - the sky here is just so clear and the air is so healthy. even on overcast days the sky is still a beautiful shade of dark gray or dark blue. i love the sky!

      and yes - we can use your help with the snowman! you have a great week too, my dear friend!

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  6. Pretty pictures as always. I cannot get over the gorgeous blue skies.

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    1. i feel the same way PracticalP! and i am glad that you enjoy the pics and the sky, hon!

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  7. Yup, Miracles happen. Winter even FINALLY arrived here in glorious sunny California.

    And it started with the snow level at the BASE of the mountain so even 4WD had chain requirements. Turned out it was a NO GO for me so I could not even try the upside down approach.

    But rain so late and so little next summer is going to be UGLY. Gonna be dry, dry, dry AND a major fire hazard.

    Winston

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  8. Winston - long time no hear but i did get your email and will reply in a few days....just haven't been on the computer much! i am praying that you get some rain next summer so that it won't be so dry. cross our fingers eh?

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  9. I like the seasons as well, we don't have them as much here but I do enjoy them.

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  10. Dear Duke - i hear you! i really enjoy the seasons here as back in the city we pretty much had only a freezing cold winter, a day of spring, boiling hot smoggy, polluted, boiling hot summers, a day of autumn and back to freezing cold winters! now here in Framboise we get to enjoy 3 full months of each season. and watching a season change and change again is a beautiful way to spend a day. it's always nice when you stop by, my friend!

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    1. I try to catch as many posts as possible but I have you on my 'must read' list. It may take me a day or so but I do stop by. It's been a trying time with my MIL, every evening at the hospital and usually during the day as I can swing it.

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    3. woops - don't know what happened there?

      anyway - your MIL is still in our thoughts and prayers. i am very glad that she has you to take care of her.

      you are on my "must read" list too. i try to catch everyone on our blogroll...i too sometimes take a day or two to comment but i always try to make it to everyone's new posts.

      i always check for your new posts tho...teehee!

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  11. Ugh, that white stuff I just can't stand... Wore shorts this past weekend, temps in the 70s. That's my kind of "winter" : )

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    1. Craig - i used to hate the white stuff too but i am enjoying it more and more lately. but i must say i am jealous that you are still wearing shorts!!!

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  12. I wore shorts this weekend as well, last night I wore mittens. Today it's shorts again. I won't appreciate having to shovel the snow after the next storm, or run on the ice it makes, but it's winter so that's ok.

    I love having all 4 seasons but still having great weather all year, seems like you have the same. If you can't control it, enjoy it!

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  13. Max - it sounds like you are having some crazy weather??? i am glad that you love the seasons too...and you do always seem to enjoy the weather on your runs, regardless of ice, snow or rain! i am finding that i am trying to do the same. i like that - if you can't control it, enjoy it. gonna be my new motto! thanks buddy!

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  14. lol....I'd love to see a proper picture of your hot tub:) I was just thinking the other night - what would I wish for if I had three wishes, but I couldn't wish for more wishes....1) a long hot bath with a gin and tonic. 2) a full body massage. 3) a whole night alone with my man. But then I couldn't decide if that was really four wishes? And which one should I dump....I was really tempted to dump the gin and tonic, but I know that the bath would be so much better with it, so then I thought maybe the night with my man because by the time I had a bath and a massage I'd just want to lay down and go into a coma anyway....I don't know, I never did decide....I want it all and I tried to convince myself that the gin and tonic just naturally went with the bath, so it eally only counted as one wish...lol...but then I felt like a cheater. You wouldn't think I would have this much extra time on my hands to OVER think things, now would you!?

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    1. teehee...i put up some pics for you and i sure hope that you enjoy them. and gin and tonics DO naturally go with the bath!

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    2. Good - I'm glad that you said that (that gin and tonics DO go with the bath) now I can have it all and not feel like a cheater;)

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  15. .very pretty..and there it was...gone. I wish the freekin weather would just pick a temperature and go with it...but not toooo much! I bet you guys get amazing meteor showers with that wide expansive view.

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    1. ya we do get to see lots of stars and meteor showers, etc. and because we are on a hill, we can really see/sense the roundness of the horizon. i will try and take some pics for you, egb!

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  16. Beautiful!! We used to get snow here every winter...but these last few years it has been scarce! It has "spit" snow here a couple of times this year and my son loves to watch it fall. I had hoped he would be able to get out in it this year, but so far no such luck! But we still have some winter left, I'm still holding out for a decent snow!

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    1. i hope that you get a nice snowfall for your son...i will try and send some your way, Amanda. *fingers crossed*

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  17. Thanks for sharing, Kymber! I love the pics, and it is so interesting to learn about your micro-climate.

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    1. thanks Kathi! i am glad that you like the pics and i find our micro-climate interesting too. it is a very special place here in this little piece of heaven!

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