Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Not!

We’ve immigrated to Canada over 45 years ago. The first 9 years we lived in Montreal, where the daily mean temperature in Jan. is -9 deg. C., and average snowfall is 46 cm. Then we moved to Toronto, where the daily mean for the same month is -4.5 deg. C., with 35.5 cm of snowfall. So it was milder and with less snow, until this winter. Suddenly it feels like Montreal again, and nobody talks about global warming anymore.

View from our front door of our neighbor across the street:


Path cleared of snow on our driveway. About 15-20 cm. of snow fell between last night and yesterday afternoon at 3 pm.


Same view after 3 person-hours with a snow-blower and shoveling. The accumulated snow since the Dec. ice-storm is as tall as my wife!


Reminds me of an old song “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall“, which name was based on a Longfellow poem called “The Rainy Days“:

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

I like the opening verse of the third stanza. Into each life some snow must fall, but for those who trust in the Lord, behind the clouds the sun is still shining. He is still watching over us, so be still.

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