While I’m not a major fan of winter, walking around in the middle of a snowstorm is something I really like to do. It’s pretty neat to bundle up warmly and get out there when it is really flying; the more snow the better.
But this year I seem to have missed all the big storms as they were happening as they all seemed to have gone on in the middle of the night. Thankfully there was one big one yet to come, when a surprise storm passed through town yesterday.
Snow in Toronto during the month of March is not unusual, and we often even get some in the first couple of weeks of April too. On average about 19 centimeters falls in March, spread out over the 31 days. What made yesterday remarkable was that three quarters of the usual monthly total, 15 centimeters, fell in about 10 hours, taking the streets from nearly completely snow-free to covered in a thick blanket.
This was unusual and exciting so I ventured out during the height of the storm when the conditions were blizzard-like. After one block I began to think that my goal to go to Trinity Bellwoods Park might have been a bit of an optimistic stretch. I came very close to turning back but pushed on. I’m glad I did because it was an amazing experience and the best snow-walk I’ve had in years.
↑ I said hello to these two as we passed. They were on a tobogganing date. ↑
This guy, named Diesel, was also overjoyed that the snow was falling.
So that was yesterday and today it is -30 degrees out with the windchill, so this girl is staying inside.
Thank you very much for taking a look,