I dare you to find anyone in Canada happy with the weather right now.

It’s… it’s miserable.

There are no words to describe it, “it” being a blizzard, sub-zero temperatures, strong winds and heavy rain. Yes, these were just the last few days.

Last Friday, at 11:35 a.m., after getting soaked three times already, I decided to document our misery. I headed out with the camera in the neighbourhood. It was almost dark, the wind was very strong and I took the pictures quickly between two downpours. It felt like doomsday.

Stop laughing.

Bird Laughing at My Soaked Ass
Bird Laughing at My Soaked Ass
Grey Sky
Grey Sky
Giant Rain Drops
Giant Rain Drops
Bare Trees, Still
Bare Trees, Still
Broken Branches
Broken Branches
Soaked Fences
Soaked Fences
Paths Still Snowy
Paths Still Snowy
Experimental Farm (Snow melted with the rain a few days ago)
Experimental Farm (Snow melted with the rain a few days ago)
Puddles
Puddles
No Green Leaves...
No Green Leaves…
Half Snow, Half Water
Half Snow, Half Water
Giant Mountain of Snow and Salt (it takes half of the parking lot)
Giant Mountain of Snow and Salt (it takes half of the parking lot)
Urban Reflection
Urban Reflection
Water and Snow
Water and Snow
Water and Snow
Water and Snow
Bare Trees
Bare Trees

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22 Comments

    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Yep, that’s what I hate: not the cold, but the length of winter. I see your blue sky… but it doesn’t mean shit here, it could be – 40C 😆

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      1. Isa April 14, 2015 at 3:42 am

        Ok ok… It’s only 22… ;p

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        1. Zhu April 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

          To sors. Là. Maintenant.

          (nan, sérieux, profite, va prendre un café dehors! :-))

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  1. Lexie April 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    19 today in Montreal!! yaaaaaaay

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    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Pareil, fait chaud aujourd’hui 🙂 Me suis énervée pour rien!

      Reply
  2. Holly April 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Has the warmer weather arrived yet? We got 18 yesterday and 22 today. It is beautiful. Hope it reaches you soon!

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    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I wrote this last Friday and yes since Sunday, it’s actually spring. Yay!

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  3. Alan April 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    10 in Regina today but we had 22 on Saturday and tomorrow is going to be 20. All the snow has been gone for a week now. Dry streets and dust now. I have to wash the dust off the car windows every day but it beats scraping ice. Next comes the sinus season with dusty air and spring pollen and then really hot muggy weather and mosquitoes. There are some good things about winter.

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    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Well, the weather literally changed overnight. Sunday was nice and so was Monday!

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  4. petite yaye April 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Je préfère en rire qu’en pleurer en te lisant mais je comprends ton niveau de déprime… pour ne pas augmenter ta peine je ne te parlerai pas du temps qu’il fait au sénégal mais c’est sûr que depuis quelques jours les photos printanières en france fleurissent sur les réseaux sociaux… allez… tu te rattraperas sur l’été indien !

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    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Ça s’en vient, comme on dit ici!

      Reply
  5. Martin Penwald April 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Beeeeerrk, it is too hot. Fortunately, only 4 monthes before winter.

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    1. Zhu April 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Oh silly you. Une fessée pour toi!

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      1. Martin Penwald April 14, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        Quelque part en Californie (l’état du Gouvernator Schwarznegger, donc, à la frontière du Mexique), Juin (ouais, avant juillet et après mai) 2010

        http://i.imgur.com/Sk5VHLG.jpg

        Le truc blanc sur le côté, c’est de la neige. Si, si.

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        1. Zhu April 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm

          No way! Ah ben merde… les Mamas & Papas chantaient pourtant California Dreamin’… tout un rêve qui s’écroule. Et il était déjà un peu rongé par les vers, les “rêve californien”.

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  6. Blanca April 14, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Ohh I hate it when it thaws and then it freezes again leaving all those slippery ice patches. I am guessing you have warm weather by now? It’s been beautiful here for a few days already, I was so happy to see all the birds flying back! It feels like there is life around us again.

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    1. Zhu April 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Yes, it’s been nice since, ahem, I wrote this on Friday.

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      1. Martin Penwald April 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        Nice summoning spell.

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        1. Zhu April 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm

          On ne RÉPOND pas!

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  7. Gagan April 14, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Oh mon dieu!

    The photos with frozen roads are unbelievable. Zhu, I wish you a sunny day.

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    1. Zhu April 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      It worked, it’s sunny and warm now!!

      Reply

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