12 February 2009

Awash

A few days of above-zero temperatures and over an inch of rain have left us swamped with far too much water. Yesterday began rather attractively with layers of mist forming above the snow. I stopped on my way to work in Deseronto to take this picture of the Bay of Quinte from Georges Road. The mist was forming above the ice on the bay as the snow began to melt.


Last night was just plain foggy. We drove back from a meal in Picton through some of the thickest fog I've ever seen. Where there were road markings, it wasn't too bad because you could line up with the white and yellow lines, but on the minor roads it was scary because the edges weren't so obvious. It was particularly frightening coming along Lakeside Drive, as we were all too aware of the proximity of the lake in question!

Today the fog had gone, but water continues to gush down the slope on which our property sits. The 'path' to the barn has been transformed into a fast-flowing stream with treacherous icy sections which is almost impossible to walk along:

The worst part is that the weather is due to turn cold again for the next week, which will turn all of this water into ice and make it even more difficult to walk!

Enough grumbling. Here's a pretty sunset from the other night to change the subject.

3 comments:

nancybond said...

That's one of the troubles with this time of year...melt and run-off. And then it freezes again, making things so treacherous. Your sunset is spectacular!

Crafty Gardener said...

Our schoolyard was like a lake today and I hate to think what it will be like tomorrow after the temperature drops down. The garden is flooded in areas and we even have water coming into the basement ... NOT GOOD!

Lindab said...

I once said to a Canadian colleague that I envied the snowy winters in Canada. 'Don't', he said. 'There's a thing called the Spring Melt which is a month of mud.' But I still think it would be nice to have some of your snow.