Look at the Schnee!!!

Finally, Finally the snow has stopped!!!!

The kids went back to school after 2 1/2 weeks of Christmas vacation!  Lucky kids!!

The sky is clear tonight and it’s getting a little colder, the best part about the snow finally stopping is we might be able to see the Northern lights. I stole this little bit of info from MSN – The sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday, which means it will shake up Earth’s magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south, possibly as far south as Colorado and central Illinois. He said the best viewing would probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.

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The solar storm is already causing airline flights to be diverted around the North Pole and South Pole and may disrupt GPS devices Thursday.

The northern lights are a result of charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field. As particles from the solar wind enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere, they collide with the individual atoms of our atmosphere to produce the spectacular light show.

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Here are some photos from snow-covered Muskoka ON. ! 😀 😀

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Our big droopy trees

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Heavy snow load!

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After the roof has been shovelled a little tunnel to get into the house!!

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The amount of snow that fell yesterday…Yes I am wearing Minnie mouse PJ bottoms…the snow is almost up to my knees!!

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The view from our back door onto the deck after the roof had been shovelled!!! I think I’m going to open the door and put my beers in there! Good old-fashioned Canadian Cooler LoL!! 😀

Mother Nature and the Snow Day

Destruction of tree limbs due to ice storm

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The girls usually put a spoon under their pillows if there is an impending storm this is their ritual to bring on the beloved snow day… Well it worked!!   It was a finally a “snow day” , busses had been cancelled! No school!

I usually go to work, on snow days but yesterday I stayed home, we had received freezing rain over night and were still under a freezing rain warning so I made the choice to stay home.

I’m so glad I did.

It was one of the best days spent at home I’ve had in quite a while, weekends are usually quite busy driving here and there, house work, shopping, sleepovers, but not yesterday .  I actually got some baking done and did a little crafting I haven’t done that in such a long time and I forgot how much fun it was and how much I loved it.  The girls had a great day putting finishing touches on the Christmas tree and just lounging around and napping off and on all day.

There is just something special about a snow day so much better than a day off,  long weekend or holiday time.

It was a “take time to enjoy your day” day . 🙂

Thank you Mother Nature