40 continuous days with snow cover here on the coast!!!

But, there is a lot of beauty in it!  Hoarfrost?


Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing oasis...as chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and gorgeous...it is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

2 thoughts on “40 continuous days with snow cover here on the coast!!!”

  1. Oh yes, any snow at all is highly unusual for us. It’s been a weird winter everywhere. We’re up-island 1 1/2 hr. from Victoria. Since Victoria is surrounded by water on 3 sides it’s often a little balmier. We butt up to the mountains in Nanaimo, so it can get a little colder in the winter. But snow, much less 40 days of snow, is still unusual even for us. There’s not much that they can grow that we can’t though. You’ll enjoy exploring over the next 4 years!! My daughter is at UVic too. 4th year Geography/ Environmental Studies.


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