I did quite a bit of shovelling this week. Probably close to five or more hours of it, actually. We had a pretty big snowfall late Monday night that dropped anywhere between 31-47 centimeters (1-2 feet) of snow on eastern Newfoundland in the span of a few hours. I woke up at around 4 AM Tuesday morning to help a buddy dig some driveways. There wasn’t a car in sight, no wind, clear skies, and a foot of snow on the roads.
You couldn’t ask for more perfect conditions to fly around in a 4×4 truck. The windows were down, bad music on blast, strobe lights on, coasting from snowbank to snowbank. And, I have to be honest, it was an awesome feeling being up at that time of the morning, getting good exercise, and being able to watch the sun peek up over the eastern horizon.
This week’s Foto Friday pays homage to winter, and how I have (surprisingly) enjoyed it so far this season. There’s something about the questionable roads, the bitter cold, the snow drifts, and digging before coming inside for a cup of tea that is just amazing. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I may find myself getting through this winter without complaining at all (but be sure to ask me how I feel about it come March).
The picture is of a cliffside turned to ice at Middle Cove Beach, just outside St. John’s. Maybe you could call it an ice-waterfall (icefall?), but any way you look at it, it’s beautiful to behold. In the last couple of years it’s been the backdrop for many selfies, Snapchats, and Instagram photo-ops. It perfectly captures the beauty and wonder of winter.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I’ll be making some hot tea to get over the shiver I just got looking at that picture.
Have a great weekend!
Featured image: The icefall – Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland