Hi there! I see that you’ve made it to A Sparrow’s Home for Friday’s Fave 5. I wasn’t sure you’d even find me this week because we are
and here’s proof – a satellite picture of the Island after the last storm.
So how do you count blessings when you’re hammered with a monster blizzard? Well, if you’re a student, you’ve had the whole week off from school. But I’m not so sure the parents are counting that as a blessing, so I won’t include it in my list 😉
1. But I will count our sense of humour. No sooner was the storm over when Islanders started to have some fun. How do you have fun when you’re literally buried in snow you might ask? Well you laugh along with this clip.
2.You tell snow-tales. The blizzard this past week will definitely go down in Island history. Remember the picture I showed of the 1982 blizzard last Friday Fave? I think the blizzard of 2015 measures up or surpasses!
I think this snow crew might have the bragging rights for highest snowdrift.
But this couple from Summerside win hands-down! They sent this picture to CBC’s National news program. if you don’t recognize what they’re doing, they’re digging out their car!!
3. You record your pets’ reactions. Mila is not amused.
You may be wondering why the snow is covered with spruce branches – we lost a tree during the storm. I’m surprised we didn’t lose more – the wind was over 100km.
4. This is how Islanders get their exercise.
Sarah and her friend,Martina,demonstrate how high those banks really are.
Roger does a very neat shovelling job – and it was on his birthday! He stayed cheery – I’m not sure I can claim that for all Islanders. 😉 This may be turning into The Long Winter
Remember the story of the train that couldn’t get through the snow drifts? Well, we’ve had some similar snowplow stories this week on the Island. (Just a little aside – has anyone received a copy of Pioneer Girl yet? Andrew and Hyekoo pre-ordered a copy for me for Christmas but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’ve heard such good reviews- I can hardly wait to read it. )
My fellow wacky, Shirley, shares a birthday with Roger. Rose, a 2nd generation wacky, (not sure she’d fully appreciate that title 😉 ) stood in for her mom, who’s travelling the globe and missing all the party fun. (and the storms – pretty sure she’s not complaining)
We had to postpone Roger’s birthday celebration for one day because of the storm but everyone made it the next day. It wasn’t easy – the digging out process is still happening five days later. But as Kathleen put it “Nothing holds the MacPhees back”
Isaiah had his share of cuddles and Josie had fun trying on Auntie “Dodie’s” big green boots.
I had to include this last shot even though it’s a little blurry. This was Sarah’s last evening before she headed off to Guatemala on a mission trip. She’ll be gone for almost a month. (and note Oscar in his Montreal Canadian hockey sweater – his daddy is giving a real dig to Grampie, who’s a die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf fan. Hmmm . . .should I even admit that? 😉 )
Well, the sun is shining and it’s not even that cold. I’m hoping to finally get out for some pictures of this incredible snow. Before the next storm – yes – you read that correctly – the next storm forecast for this Sunday.
Since I don’t have my copy of Pioneer Girl yet, maybe I’ll pull this book off the shelf.
It seems apropos. 🙂
Thanks for visiting.
PS – for more Friday Faves visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story