Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More snow

 This is what I had to look at this morning.

Forecast was for 5 cm but I would say at least 10-12 cm of wet snow. I just used the blue plastic pusher seen on the right to clear the drive. It was the prefect snow if you wanted to build a snowman.
Late in the day the sun came out and the temperature got up to 5.
No cycling today but did watch some curling in the afternoon.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kingston Legion

I cycled to New Haven and back again today. The only section of the highway where the shoulders are dry enough to cycle on. Although Kingston is several km away, they have their Legion hall located in New Haven.  A sunny day at +2 but a south west wind at 30-35 km/h.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

First day of cycling in March

 After lunch I was out cycling, I cycled the highway to New Haven, about 11 km one way.
It was sunny at +1 with a light west breeze.

 The Terry Fox Sport field is in Cornwall.

I was using my old bike, purchased it in 1993, I have added the fenders for the winter riding.
There was a few wet spots on the shoulders today but not too bad.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Snow blower

 My neighbor brought in the heavy equipment to move some of the snow from around his house.

 I did it the old fashion way by shoveling, I did the north end and the east side.

I then went out on the snowshoes for 72 minutes. I went as far as the business park.
There is a little of the ball field fence starting to show up but lots of snow to melt yet.
Overcast at -2 with a NW wind 35 gusting to 45 km/h.

Friday, March 27, 2015


My folding campsaw that the handle broke now has a handle but it doesn't fold.
Mostly overcast with a high of 5, with the help of some rain last night the snow is starting to settle.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Local snowshoeing

After lunch I donated plasma, then about 4:00 I went out on the snowshoes for 40 minutes. I was as far as the edge of the business park. The three rows of spruce trees is the property line.
Overcast day with a high of 4 and rain in the forecast for tonight.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Strathgartney Park

 The start of the Nature trail in Strathgartney Park, I was snowshoeing there for about 90 minutes

 The trail is well used by the look of the number of tracks.

 Looks like a large group was out on the river ice. A nice day, sunny around the zero mark.

This is the view from the parking lot, looking southeast towards the Bonshaw river.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nice day

 It was sunny at -1 with a light breeze, so I dug out the second car. Also removed some snow near the house for water control. Forecast is for +6 on Thursday with some rain.

The town snowblower was clearing the side walk.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring is coming

 This tree that was blown down last November now is out of sight.
 I was out on the snowshoes for 90 minutes today, This maple tree has buds coming out on it so spring must be coming.

 The tree in the first photo is under this snow drift.

My guess is that some foxes were playing in the snow,
Very windy in the morning at -14 but by late afternoon the wind died down and the temperature was up to -5.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wet snow

 Today's snow was wet and sticking to the trees and wires. But then the temperature dropped and the wind picked up to 60-70 km/h. 
So we had drifting snow all afternoon, the wind is still gusting 55 km/h so there would still be some drifting snow. I expect it will be another digging out in the morning.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wash World

 The temperature was up to 3  with a light south wind, the car was dirty, so of to Wash World.

Three dollars and four minutes later, a clean car. Unfortunately it will only stay clean til the next trip.
Around 4:00 I went out on the snowshoes for a hour. I went as far as the business park. Not good going, snow was a little soft and was sticking to the snowshoes.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunset at 7:15

 This is what greeted me this morning, Highway plow had gone by widening the road.
Because it was hard packed snow it took a couple of hours to clear it.

After supper I went out on the snowshoes for a hour, sunset photo taken as I got home at 7:15.
Mostly sunny with a high temp of -4 and light winds.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Digging out again

 We had another 20 cm of snow yesterday with high winds.

 The drifts just keep getting higher.

This was taken from the top of the drift at the end of my driveway.
The wind died down after lunch and the temperature go up to -3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Snowed in again

Snowed all day, maybe 15 cm, very windy, as of now 50 gusting to 75 km/h causing a lot of blowing snow
Tomorrow will be another day of digging out. Temperature -4

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Digging out

 It looked like this as I started around 10:00, I had shoveled around the car yesterday. It was after 10:00 PM last night when the first highway plow came though.

 Other then the snow that the highway plow rolled in the snow was good for blowing. I took a break for lunch at this point.

Mid afternoon and the job is finished, I then went out the snowshoes for 30 minutes, I travel the same trail as yesterday that took 45 minutes because I was breaking trail.
Temperature got to -1 with a very light wind.

Monday, March 16, 2015

50+ cm of snow

 Not quite as much snow as the one three weeks ago but the drifts higher as we still have the previous snow.

 The drift behind the vehicles is at least a meter higher.

I shoveled around my car, I don't like going to close with the blower.I didn't clear the driveway, waiting for the road snowplow to go by. As I post this 7:00 PM the plow as not been on the road yet today.
I was out on the snowshoes for 45 minutes after shoveling around the car. The 20 cm of fresh snow made for heavy going. The wind is still gusting to 50 km/h with a temperature of -7

Sunday, March 15, 2015

More snow

 Another major storm today, was out for 30 minutes around 1:00, snow and blowing snow. At the time wind was 40 gusting to 55 km/h. Later in the day and still is 55 gusting to 75 km/h.
Temperature not too bad, around -5.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Water tower

 I was out on the snowshoes for 75 minutes, I was to the business park and went around the water tower.

 I am guessing these are coyote tracks.

A rabbit passed by here. Sunny at -4 with very light wind.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sand pile

 About 5 cm of snow last night, a light snow so I just used the pusher to clear the driveway.

 I was out on the snowshoes for a hour, I went by the Government sand pile for the roads. It will soon need to be resupplied.
 Lots of snowmobile traffic in the same area by the looks of the tracks.

A nice silhouette of a snowshoer, -11 with a wind chill of -20 with sunshine.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tree clean up

 I was out on the snowshoes for 90 minutes today, I took my buck saw with me and did some cleaning of trees on the trail.

 Before the snow I could walk right under this tree but now no need to duck.

 Three weeks ago the wind and snow took down this tree top, a few minutes took the branches off, the trunk will wait til the snow is gone.

This afternoon it was windy with blowing snow with a temperature of -4.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 The bare ground is already showing though were I cleared yesterday.

I shoveled the top of the drift in the afternoon, the snow is so hard I am using a hand saw to cut it into blocks.  I was snowing foe a couple of hours in the morning in the Brudenell area.
Mostly sunny with a light wind and a high temperature of zero.