It’s snowing!

For most Canadians at this time of the year, this would hardly be newsworthy. But for us living in Vancouver, the snow that has been falling for 2 days is just short of amazing! We rarely get more than a few days of temperatures below freezing here during the whole winter, and if we do get snow most winters, usually it’s a short snowfall that doesn’t stick to the ground or melts within a few hours. But it snowed for most of yesterday and big snowflakes are filling up the sky again right now!

Most Vancouverites didn’t grow up in Vancouver but elsewhere. A lot of them came here for the warm weather, so when it’s cold and damp they complain. But I think everyone actually enjoys the snow. It reminds them of another home in another time. I know it sure does for me! I really loved those mornings after a storm in Quebec when no-one was in a rush, because there was nowhere to go since everything was closed, and neighbors who had never talked to each other offered to help clean up other people’s driveways or push cars out of the snowbank. It seemed to bring the best out of people. Like it did for my husband, this morning, who spontaneously decided to go shovel the snow in front of our co-op. It’s not his task. It’s no-one’s task. Someone had to do it, so he went.

Time to go outside too and let our little boy discover his first snow. Unfortunately he won’t remember it, but hopefully we can take some good photos to create lasting memories! And when we come back in, there will be some good hot chocolate to wamr our hands and our hearts.

Have a great snow day!

One Response to “It’s snowing!”

  1. Danielle Says:

    Pareil chez moi! Quand il neige et que ça reste quelques jours, on est tout excités! Et encore, l’année dernière on a eu de la neige qui a duré une semaine et elle n’était même pas collante! On a bien essayé le bonhomme de neige, mais peine perdue!

    A chaque année, on espère en avoir pour Noël… et une fois on a été chanceux.. on en a eu pour le Nouvel An!

    Elliot ne se rappellera pas de sa première neige, mais l’hiver prochain, par contre… à un an ils gardent un petit quelque chose! et à deux ans… il en profitera… et à trois… il l’attendra!

    Tous les moments difficiles partagés par tous développent une solidarité… je me rappelle le verglas au Québec, qui avait touché tant de gens que tout le monde avait plus ou moins l’impression de faire partie de la famille… Que ce soit une tempête de neige, une catastrophe ou même un problème ponctuel, le partage de la situation appelle la générosité, le don de soi!

    Pour nous, c’est toujours le café qui prévaut! Les maudits français!!!!