It's quite unusual to have snow in November here in the Comox Valley.
We had one big dump last November, but it was just one night.. and right at the very end..
This time it's been snowing on and off for days.. and bitterly cold, like we never never get here. Three nights this week it was -15* to -18*... and on Vancouver Island that's unheard of.
Normally you only know its winter in BC because the men wear waterproof jackets over their shorts.
|Over a foot Jan 2007.|
Of course we do get heavy snowfall once in a while...
This photo for example was taken in January of 2007.. when over a foot and a half fell in 24 hours.
What we don't normally get is the incredibly cold temperatures.
Apparently we have smashed our average snowfall record for November by miles already and there are still 6 days left.
That poor hanging plant was lush and green just 10 days ago. In fact the hanging strawberry plant that's behind me as I took this photo was still giving fruit just last week.
Now that I come to think of it I should probably have brought those green pots into the garage these very cold nights.
They were a real bargain from one of the stores I like Red Living bought last summer. As I recall all three cost less than $60 [about 30 quid].
Oh well they seem to have survived OK but I guess I won't really know til I try to move them. Fingers crossed.
My other hanging basket is still hanging on by its finger tips, and given the cold is doing incredibly well..
Still pretty.. poor thing :o)
The forecast says this will turn to rain tonight and that temps will rise about 10*.
Pity.. Hope we get some more for Christmas.