Sublime Sunday and Some Weather

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Sublime Sunday and I'm sitting in my sunbeam drinking a coffee.

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I just finished cutting some beans. If I get everything done, I will go to my usual Sunday haunt because it's OPEN again. Yay!

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This was the band last Sunday, glad to be back. Can you see the plexiglass for our Covid-19 safety? Everyone wears masks until we sit down.

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We had some snow and woke up to this beautiful Ottawa blue sky day on Thursday, -7 C (19.4°F).

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This winter wonderland was due to the big fluffy snowflakes. They fall when the humidity is a little higher.

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At this time of year, the temperature bounces around and a sudden temperature drop turns the melting snow on the roof into icicles. One year, my mom let us put some in the freezer and we pulled them out in July!

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I went to pick up the mail. It's a little way down the street.

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This is about as little snow as we get in a winter.

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Even though it is well below freezing, on a clear day the asphalt heats up and melts some snow.

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Surrounded by the white stuff, even the mailboxes look scenic but let me put this into perspective for you...

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I have to get through or around the puddle without getting a 'soaker' then over the vertical wall pushed up by the plough. I heard the tune to 'Good King Wenceslas' playing in my head and looked for footprints to follow. Yes, everyone is going around the puddle. Not so bad, this time.

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The melting snow made me happy. You could feel spring in the air.

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Then I left my car out overnight and it snowed again. The day was grey and overcast, and I cleared it off and put the car back inside for the snow plough.

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My Valentine's Day flowers have lasted really well. They're looking a little tired but yesterday I pulled out the dead ones and recut some stems on the others.

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And while I sit in my sunbeam, I notice the orchid is going to bloom. This is a first for me.

I stare out the window at the gorgeous 5 C (41°F) day knowing it is supposed to both snow and rain by dinner.

Happy Sunday everyone!

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Photos by @kansuze using my iPad in Ottawa, Canada.

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Seems you are happy to be home. All that snow!

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I still think I was lucky to get home when I did. lol
In a year with a lot of snow, I can't reach the top of it at the side of my drive.

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Wow! Orchids blooming!! Snow covers everything! So surreal!

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I have a story about that orchid. I went to my goddaughter's wedding in Poland two years ago and left a friend to water my plants. While I was away, I received a text asking how I could get my orchid to bloom when it was so dry. I replied, "it's plastic." He was so disgusted he'd been watering a plastic orchid that he bought me a real one. Yes, the snow is surreal. At this time of year, it can be pretty dirty so it's nice to get a new coat of it.

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Hahaha. Very funny! He was fooled by a plastic orchid!! 😂😂😂

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