And it's raining again, since yesterday. Most of the snow on trees and slopes is gone, but the high piles, some several metres deep, shovelled out of the way are staying put. Down on the street, taking out the trash for the morning collection, I slipped on ice, sank my shoe in running ice water, pounded the recycling bin into a snow base, wrestled a tipped bin off the lane open (sort of) for traffic, and took the safer way back, wading calf-deep through the edge of the piled snow. We are so lucky, a Vancouver Sun article years ago reminded us; with our weather, even taking out the trash is an adventure!
But two days ago, we had blue and white skies.
|Sky over Baikie Island slough|
|Catching my breath after plowing through new snow, I leaned on a stump and looked up.|
|The slough from another vantage point.|
A Skywatch post.
Pero hace apenas dos dias, el cielo estaba limpio, azul y blanco.
- Mirando el cielo sobre el pantano de la Isla Baikie.
- Recuperando el aliento después de romper camino entre la nieve, me apoyé en un tronco y miré el cielo.
- Otra vista del pantano, desde otro punto de vista.