Monday, February 28, 2011

55+ games and snow

This morning after the Official opening of the 55+ games I (with others) went for a walk around Victoria Park.

This afternoon I went to Hartsville to check on the snow conditions, the trees are loaded with snow and ice.

Still lots of fresh rabbit tracks in the woods. It was -20 early this morning but did get up to -3 at one time during the afternoon. Light snow again this evening.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Coyote tracks

These tracks were made this morning and I would say a good size coyote. The snow is firm in places to hold him up.

The firm snow allowed me to get a good photo of the footprint. It was about -8 with sun.
I was out on the skis for 40 minutes and over to the business park. Four trips to town today driving curling fans to the Civic Center to watch the final draws of the Scotties. I attended a wake this afternoon as well.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ball field fence

A couple of days ago I was saying the snow was almost covering fence, today even with the 25 mm of rain we had last night, the snow we got after the rain almost did the job.

Even with all the snow, the creek in the woods is starting to open up. -9 this morning and I had to use the blower to clear walk and driveway. -12 as I write this and the forecast has it going to -19 overnight. I was out on the snow shoes for 35 minutes, no sign of anyone else out.
This evening I was to the Scotties curling to see Saskatchewan beat Ontario.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Open water

This open water at the North River bridge on the upper side. Light snow in the air as well.

Seems like if was only a couple of weeks ago the the river froze over.
Watching curling today and driving the crew to the civic center for the curling. Two draws today.
Raining hard this evening after getting 10-12 cm of snow, temp +1.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Owl

As I was skiing though the woods I saw this owl in the tree, I took a couple pics before getting this close. Even then it just sat there and looked at me, must be hungry when hunting in the day time. Not sure what kind, maybe someone knows.

I had some type of flu for the last couple days and just getting around a little today. I was out on the skis for about 30 minutes and drove a few people to see the Scotties and that was my day.
A perfect day to be out, sunny at -3

Monday, February 21, 2011

More snow

The snow cover will soon be to the top of this fence.

This is the fence before the snow, I think it is over a meter high. The weather man a few days agoe said the depth of snow cover was over 90 cm.

I was to the morning draw of the Scotties, there were a few race horses being exercised as I was leaving the civic center. Periods of light snow all day at a high of -5. I was out on the skis this afternoon for 75 minutes.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scotties curling

I was at the afternoon watching PEI play Quebec, this photo is of the teams at the start of the games.

PEI scored three in the second end and went on to win the games.

There were six of these birds in the crabapple tree this morning, are they waxwings?
I had to use the snow blower to clear the walk and driveway this morning. The temp did get up to +4 this afternoon with overcast skies.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Walk in the woods

About 1:30 I went for a walk on the snowshoes, I was out for 50 minutes, light snow at zero temp. I walked as far as the business park and back.

This morning I had breakfast with the retired firefighters at Cornwall Sam's. This afternoon and again this evening I have been driving people to the civic center and picking them re the Scottie's curling. And between the driving I have watched some of the curling. The PEI girls lost their first game to New Brunswick.

Friday, February 18, 2011

St Andrews

I was snowshoeing back of St. Andrews this morning, at first you are on a road that is not cleared of snow in the winter.

Then the trail cuts across a field before getting into the wooded area.

There was snow forecast for the afternoon and I can see the clouds moving in with one small break in them.
It was -7 this morning and by supper time it was up to zero with light snow which turned to rain.
The forecast for tonight is 10 mm of rain at +4

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunny day

I was out on the snow shoes for a hour this morning, this trail near the CFCY property is well used.

After lunch I took the car to the car wash and cleaned off the road salt. I then went out on the skis for a hour. This photo is of my tracks from the morning walk, I was breaking trail all the way across this field. With the sun it go up to plus 3 this afternoon. This evening I helped my sister get her computer back on line, She had to have all the programs reloaded.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Victoria Park

A walking / ski trail in Victoria Park, Charlottetown

I spend a hour snowshoeing around the park this afternoon. I am to lead a group in the park February 28 as part of the 55+ games. It was a nice afternoon, sunny at -6.
I used the blower for a hour this morning clearing walk and driveway, I had to go out front door as the back door blocked by a snow drift. I attended a Island Trails board meeting this evening.
-11 with a almost full moon as I write this.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A very stormy day

Blowing snow at -3 with winds 50 gusting to 80 km/h.
The Cornwall snowshoeing was canceled, as well as all schools and a lot of businesses.
After lunch I was out on the snowshoes for an hour, seem like I was the only one. Around 4:30 I used the blower to clear the walk and driveway, it was -8 by then. With the drifting I will need to do it again in the morning. At home tonight watching "How it is made" on Discovery channel.
The card games at Warren Grove canceled.

video

Monday, February 14, 2011

Full size snow blower

This tractor would be 100 HP or a little more. We had 4-5 cm this morning and another 5-8 cm this evening and now changing to freezing rain. The temp is -2 but forecast to go up to 3.
I visited neighbors at the chicken barn this morning and visited a sister in the afternoon.
I spend 45 minutes on the exercise bike this evening.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tracks in the fresh snow

The coyotes were making use of the snowmobile tracks in their travels.

These fresh ski tracks were made by me in fresh snow.

These tracks were made by me yesterday and there was a little drifting snow since then.
All three photos taken yesterday. Mostly sunny today with a temp of -9.
No skiing today as I was in Montague for the afternoon visiting.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pownal bay

Pownal bay as seen from the Kinlock road in Stratford.

There is a skylight under all this snow, I have been missing the daylight in the bathroom.

It took some digging but I found it, but the forecast is for more snow Sunday evening.
-19 this morning but up to -1 by mid afternoon.
I had breakfast with the hams and after lunch was out on the skis for 90 minutes, I was to Elloit park and back. This evening I went to Hampshire to play cards.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snowy day

I was out on the skis for 90 minutes, light snow at -6 at the time. It was sunny in morning with a temp -17. As I registered for a 10 km skiing in the 55+ games I feel I had better put in some time on the skis.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hillsborough River

Looking south at the Hillsborough River from the bridge in Mount Stewart, all ice except were the water flows under the bridge.

This is looking north at the Confederation trail bridge, note the clear sky with a couple clouds, temp was -7.

One lone duck swimming around in the open water near the bridge, I don't know if it has been here for the winter or just passing by.
I registered for the 55+ winter games this morning, then I attended a Trail Officers meeting. After lunch I was snowshoeing in the Mount Stewart area. This evening I attended a wake in Cornwall.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

After the storm

The trees are really loaded down with the snow.

It was around 3:00 when I went out and was the first one today, no other tracks anywhere.
It was -8 with a light wind and a clear sky except for one little cloud.

I was out for a hour and went as far as the sand pile in the business park, it was a workout as I was breaking trail all the way.
I was about 90 minutes with the blower clearing the walk and driveway this morning.
I attended a firefighters meeting this evening.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cornwall snowshoers

This morning I lead a group snowshoeing on some of the Cornwall trails for 100 minutes, there was nine of us in the group. Light snow all day for a total 12-15 cm with a temp at zero. I was in Charlottetown in the afternoon doing errands. Played auction cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tracks in the fresh snow

Ski and snowshoe tracks in the MacPhail woods, lots of snow still on the trees from yesterday's storm.

I am sure these tracks were made by a rabbit in high gear.

Also a snowmobile has traveled in this area. It was sunny at -2 and very light wind, a perfect day to be out on the snow shoes. I was out twice today, 45 minutes in Cornwall and about a hour near the ball field.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another storm day

Snowed 15-20 cm with winds gusting to 70 km/h. Temp mid day was zero, now -3. I used the blower to clear the driveway this morning and again late afternoon. watching curling this evening.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snowshoe tracks

-2 and sunny when I was out on the snowshoes, I walked to the business park and back taking about a hour. I had breakfast with the hams this morning. I had friends from Montague visiting this afternoon and we celebrated my daughters birthday this evening.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow on roof

A neighbor shoveling snow of the roof, he says it is a meter deep.

I was out on snow shoes for a hour and the clouds were starting to clear at 4:00 when I took this phot. Temp was -2.
More breaks in the clouds looking to the south.
Visited friends in Stratford this evening.