Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stratford Daily Photo is Ready

It's Melting!!!!!!!!!!

We woke up to EVEN MORE SNOW this morning, so our big task for the day was to get the driveway cleared out so that the friends we've invited for dinner tonight will have a place to park their cars.

I am so grateful to the neighbour who came by with his snowblower for the last, deepest part of the driveway.  Because lifting a shovelful of heavy, wet snow up over your head repeatedly, while a great workout, is just not much fun.

But it's now pouring with rain, so the weather's sorted.  I just have to do a bit of cleaning, table-setting, helping with cooking....

Oh, yeah!  We're all set!

Wishing a very happy Christmas to those of you who celebrate. 

I'm taking a few days off, but I'll be back January 1 for Theme Day.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Day

Huge heap o' snow

No photographic tricks - that pile of snow really is taller than my husband!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ludicrous Amounts of Snow

And it all needs to be shovelled....

This could be the first time since 1971 that the entire country will have a white Christmas.  And, while, yes, it's a little exciting to think about, DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SNOW THAT IS??!!!??!??

And, given the mountains of snow that are growing all over town (with more to come!) I'd like to suggest that we take this one as a given and start working on something even more noteworthy.

Like, how 'bout next year for Christmas, the entire country can have a job?


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


During a lull in the storm....

Can I let you in on a little secret?

Most Canadians (with the possible exception of winter sport enthusiasts) HATE winter.

I know, our reputation says otherwise, but truly.  Hate it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Perth County Courthouse

Look at that brickwork!

Standing on the steps of the Stratford Public Library - there's a cluster of great old architecture right around here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Zip In Market

She Sells the Good Pasta!

Stratford is dotted with these little corner stores.  Most of them have been turned into homes.  The Zip In Market is still open for business.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Neighbours Are Ready, Too

Wow, that's bright!

None of the other houses on the block have any lights.  Maybe they're thinking, "What's the point?  It's all been done..."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bradshaws is Ready


Bradshaws sells great kitchen gadgets.  They also sell lots of other things for the home, but my husband is a chef, so we tend to make a beeline for the back of the store.

This picture is a little blurry because it was really cold when I took it.  It's hard to manoeuvre a camera while wearing mittens. 

But there was no way I was taking them off!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Moonlight in the branches

As I was leaving work tonight, I looked up and saw this. 

Which was nice, because prior to that it had been snowing.  And snowing.  And snowing. 

In fact, that was why I was called in to work.  The man who was scheduled to be there couldn't get out of his driveway for all the snow.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mid-Winter Thaw

Ignore the snow - it's a warm day in Stratford!

When the sun shines and the temperature's above freezing, the laundry gets hung outside!

Monday, December 1, 2008


A Circle Dusted with Snow.

It's theme day for City Daily Photo blogs; Circles/Spheres. 

If only I had thought to actually sign up!  Note to self: Do better.