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Yesterday [Feb. 3rd, 2011|09:14 am]
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View from our front door, February 2, 7am


Yesterday was fierce. Wind, snow the works.

I emailed our friend Kim first thing to see if she was up for adventure and felt like driving in and meeting us at Jeannine’s. She was game, but got stuck in her driveway and never made it. We barrelled through the snow, however, in Meirion’s 4-wheel drive, and had no difficulty. It was so windy there were actually bare spots on the roads, four foot drifts elsewhere.

You’ve seen this drive before – the ride from our driveway in to the village, but never quite in these conditions. Note that Meirion is driving faster than some would expect – I’m guessing it’s about 60kph. But Canadians tend to be familiar with driving on snow covered roads, and thus are sometimes pretty confident winter drivers.



Today, I’m off to Peterborough, to do a rare volunteer stint at the local AIDS Organization I used to be chair of. They are building a new volunteer training program and want my input. That’s good. I still have strong ties with that organization, including actively fundraising for them, but little else as I’m busy elsewhere now.

Oh Mike, good news. Looks like I will be coming to Ottawa after all for that 4-day conference in June. Indian?
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[User Picture]From: changeling72
2011-02-03 03:40 pm (UTC)
It still looks like the bleak midwinter there! I've just been basking in the spring sunshine. I guess you guys need a 4x4 there? Have a good day in Peterborough.
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:36 am (UTC)
No basking here, I'm afraid. . . .
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[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2011-02-03 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'd like to have a view like that, but not have to deal with everything that goes with having a snowscape outside my widow. I guess I'll always be a california boy.

I love the music that accompanies the video--perfect for the content.
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:40 am (UTC)
I'm California dreaming right now. . . .
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[User Picture]From: art
2011-02-03 05:50 pm (UTC)

GREETINGS From a PARRELEL UNIVERSE

WoW! GREAT VIDEO!!! Posted a Video yesterday, but not nearly as cool as yours - we got a little over a FOOT of SNOW here - What's that music?!?! TSO?!?! - Anyway LOVE it!!! GREAT JOB!!!.....and tell Meirion aka "Lead Foot Annie" to Slow it down!!! Nice Job!
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:38 am (UTC)

Re: GREETINGS From a PARRELEL UNIVERSE

Ha. You and I are the Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin of snow country!
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[User Picture]From: ftemery
2011-02-03 05:55 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed that, but could you turn the heater up please?
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:41 am (UTC)
How about we keep each other warm. . .

;-)
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[User Picture]From: earthmother45
2011-02-03 06:01 pm (UTC)
Great video and cool music to go with it. Makes me "a tiny bit" homesick for Pennsylvania winters . . . but just a tiny bit.
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:42 am (UTC)
I can send you some snow if you want. . .
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[User Picture]From: tonethbone
2011-02-03 06:04 pm (UTC)
Spectacular view from your front door. Enjoyed the scenic video as well. Thanks
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, Tone.
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[User Picture]From: purplepathos
2011-02-04 02:01 am (UTC)
OK, that was fun! I liked the music, too. Nanookville looks like it's even smaller than I'd imagined.
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-04 05:44 am (UTC)
It's a pretty small village. 700 people.
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[User Picture]From: icejohn2
2011-02-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
Guess you experienced the similar bad weather as we have here in Wisconsin. But we got even more snow and more messy here.
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[User Picture]From: art
2011-02-09 07:47 pm (UTC)

BLIZZARD DRIVE

ROB - I LOVED your video so much - I hope you don't mind, but I posted your video on FB & TWITTER.....and YOU inspired me to make my own video which I just posted here on LJ......I have DEER in my video!!! BTW EVERYBODY LOVES your video & Thanks for The INSPIRATION! (Hardest part was picking the music - I made mine on my I-Phone! Thanks again! ~ ART
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[User Picture]From: ruralrob
2011-02-09 08:35 pm (UTC)

Re: BLIZZARD DRIVE

No problem from me. Thanks Art.
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[User Picture]From: quillon
2011-02-26 03:14 pm (UTC)
Wow. Even more beautiful scenery in the snow!
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