Sunday, December 14, 2008

It Snowed Last Night!

It snowed last night and everything looks like a Christmas card. People have the opinion that Canada is a land of ice and snow, it isn’t. On the southern West Coast and on the lower end of Vancouver Island in particular we don’t get that much snow. We have had a maximum of 2 weeks of snow in any given winter that I can remember and some years there has been no snow fall what so ever.

Having said that, locals also refer to the West Coast as the "wet coast". We get rain. Locals also justify that by saying they get more rain in Vancouver or it rains most of the year on the Queen Charlotte Islands.

When I design and make items like "The view from the rim of the 20th century snowbowl was spectacular" it is not only fantasy in that snowmen are alive but that there is snow at all. When it snows here no on is prepared and no one can drive in it properly.

My brother lives in Dawson Creek up north and drives a truck for a living. He said that he wouldn’t drive in this snow. The snow tends to be wet and slippery like soapsuds. It is not fun to drive in. The snow outside right now is powdery. We are going for a snow walk later. As you can see when the landscape looks like a Christmas card it is a novelty in some areas in Canada. Have a Merry pre-Christmas.