Posts tagged ‘snow’

January 9, 2015

Observed on the street: Winter traffic signs in Canada

I encountered this barely visible stop sign in the parking lot of a grocery store in northern British Columbia.

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February 3, 2014

Observed on the street: Winter in Canada

I know there’s a Jeep under there somewhere . . . .

Photo of a Jeep buried in snow.

And to think that here in Northern British Columbia, where this photo was taken, we’ve had a “low-snow” year!

October 8, 2013

Why I love (northern) B.C.– Harbingers of snow

Today I heard my first set of studded snow tires crunching down the street.

And I saw my first wisps of wood smoke curling up above the tree tops, evidence of fires burning in wood stoves somewhere below.

Here in Northern British Columbia, winter is most certainly on its way.

April 4, 2013

Why I love (northern) B.C. – A peculiar sign of spring

From a local newspaper in my northern B.C. community:

Spring is in the air.  One way to tell is the number of people you see shovelling snow from their lawns back onto their driveways.

Ha! 🙂

(For those of you who don’t know:  Snow melts faster when it’s spread out in a thin layer rather than piled in huge mounds.  Moving snow from the tall piles alongside your driveway — where you shovelled it during in the winter — back onto your clear driveway surface — where it will melt and evaporate during the day — means that you’ll see your lawn a heck of a lot sooner than you would otherwise!)

March 29, 2013

Why I love (northern) B.C. – Curious moose behaviour!

In northern British Columbia, the moose even deliver the mail!

Mailbox attached to a piece of driftwood shaped like a moose head.

March 18, 2013

Observed on the street: A snowy reminder to “just be”

A message in the snow from a walk I took recently:

Message written in fresh snow: "Smile, it will be OK."