Damp cold with an east wind…brrrr! The snow began here at 4 pm.
In preparation, I shovelled the front porch – which I’ve ignored so far. Not so much to accommodate the new snow but more so I could easily reach the windows to wash them.
I know, right eh? Who washes windows in -19 degrees Celsius? The question should be “how do you wash windows in -19 degrees C”?
Well, I do and with great difficulty. I used vinegar and water with a squeegee. The water quickly turned to slush…it wasn’t pretty. But I got it done. The reason I wanted clean windows for the snow storm is to capture photos of all the birds who will be visiting the feeders during the snowstorm. If you have a bird feeder you know what I’m taking about…bird population triples during a storm.
Photo of the day
While retrieving the garbage and food bins from the end of the laneway, I noticed how dirty the snow had gotten from the sand/salt mixture laid down during the week. The plow went by, pushing the snowbanks back in anticipation for tonight’s accumulation. It caught my eye.
Painting of the day
Tonight’s painting came to me last night as I happened to look out my bedroom window and saw the moon setting, moonlight reflecting on the crusty snow in the field.
I almost gave in by switching to acrylic paints, knowing I could capture my vision easier and better with them but I held out and worked at the watercolour as long as I could. I’m happy with it. I must say though, it’s quite a challenge ignoring the perfectionist in me!