Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

Here on the west coast, we are leaping into the New Year with snow and ice. It is unusual for us to have such a cold winter (we are accustomed to balmier temperatures) and we are muddling our way through it.

The big old trees in my neighbourhood are beautiful in their coats of white, but some have come tumbling down with a bang under the weight of the heavy snow. Watch out!

The side streets have not been cleared of ice and snow in a month, nor salted or sanded, and so driving (and walking!) remain somewhat treacherous — like navigating an ice rink in ballet slippers.

But we brave west-coasters carry on, and look forward to the beginning of a fresh and shiny New Year. We have high hopes that there will be many bright spots in the days ahead.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and productive 2017 — with many good books to read!



Helen K said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Deborah. Here's hoping the beauty of the weather doesn't leave permanent damage on your natural world.

Deborah Hodge said...

Hi Helen!

So nice to hear from you! It is beautiful but treacherous out there. People are strapping on ice skates and playing hockey on our side streets. :-) Happy New Year to you and your family!