Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Alberta in May

Hello my friends,

Just a few photos to show you what I woke up to this morning. It is still snowing lightly but what is really bad is the wind which is gusting sometimes to 80 kms an hour causing blowing snow, white outs and making the highways very treacherous. There are many accidents happening and unfortunately a family riding in their truck has slid into a train and all have been killed.

It seems we have about 8 months of winter here in Alberta then Spring, Summer and Fall fight over the other 4 months.

I have a lovely fire in the fireplace, a cup of French Vanilla Coffee and am waiting for my movie to come on soon. It is warm and cozy inside.

Stay safe and warm my friends and if you are living in a stormy area please stay home and off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary to go out.

God Bless.........many, many hugs.......:-)








88 comments:

Ruth said...

Eeek! Still cold here, but Spring has arrived. Keep warm!

Wander to the Wayside said...

Those photos are awesome! Brrrrr!

We're 85 and sunny here in northwest Georgia. Already too hot for my taste, unless sitting in the shade or in the air conditioning!

Anita said...

Such irony...the beauty of snow, yet how treacherous is can be.
I guess you have to be born there to be used to having so much cold weather.
Take care. xoxo :)

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a winter wonderland - but so sad people have lost their lives.

Stay safe and warm and enjoy your movie!

Renee' said...

Oh My Gosh Bernie you got snow. Oh How BEAUTIFUL :)

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Lynn said...

Oh Bernie, that looks sooo cold outside! But, I sure do love how you mentioned that you have a nice warm fire going in your fireplace and that you have a hot cup of French Vanilla Coffee.. Now that sounds real good to me! Wish we lived closer! I love to see a fireplace going while drinking my favorite hot drink too! I don't have a fireplace in this home I now live in, and really do miss not having one! They just add that coziness and warmth touch to one's home I think!

Thank you so much for all your kind words, prayers, and for visiting with me on my blog! You are so sweet!

Take care and stay warm now!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Teacher's Pet said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful.
I know that it is always snowing somewhere in the world...but you are not that far from us here in the USA...and to see that beautiful snow is refreshing to me.
It's hot here...90's already.
Enjoy your warm coffee, fireplace and your movie. Sounds heavenly, Bernie...

Shelley said...

Hello Bernie - here in the 'hometown' area we have encountered some rain showers and sun! Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing. Be safe.

beth said...

you are a saint....it was 75 here today and i can't get enough of what i thought was a short spring/summer/fall season here in wisconsin.....

i don't know how you do it.....

Mary333 said...

I couldn't believe it till I saw the pictures! Beautiful but ...who wants snow in May? Still, watching a movie near a warm fire with Vanilla Coffee in your hand sounds delightful - wish I could join
you :)

Thank you for your comment about my healing, Bernie. I will pray for you, I know pain can wear people down. Hugs to you my friend.

Sharon said...

Wow - I can't believe you are still having snow - I thought it was just us in Scotland who got bad weather!! Brrrrrrrr!!! Spring is long overdue, bet you can't wait to see the back of the white stuff!! I hope you have a terrific summer to make up for it :)

yaya said...

Hi Bernie, I ran across your blog from the other Bernie (Old?Who?Me?)Boy, I'm sorry to see that snow, however you sound safe and cozy and I'm sure spring hasn't forgotten you! Nice blog and I hope you can go on the Alaska cruise. I did in 2007...it was awesome!

Karin said...

Love this spring blizzard! The snow sinks into the ground much slower than as if it had all been rain. That's a great nourish for the soil.

So sad though about the family and everyone getting killed in that accident.

Just came home from a funeral and they are still heading out to the cemetery in all this slush.

Glad you are home and safe. Blessings!

Cinner said...

Bernie, we had the exact same thing, I have not listened to the news, I had not heard about the roads. my hubby has a long drive home tonight after work. stay safe in your house, There will be sad stories I am sure. We don't seem to have the wind you do. hugs to you my friend. stay by your fire. take care.

Diana said...

Oh my goodness Bernie, I really love winter but it seems to drag on a bit there! Still it is a beautiful sight.
Such a sad accident for that family. I am glad that you are home safe and warm with some good coffee and a movie to watch.

My day was so opposite of yours. I started out feeling down again. So I picked myself up, grabbed my radio and some good CD'S and went out in the yard. I stayed there for four and a half hours, reading, weeding, and barbecuing.

It was sunny and in the upper 70's or maybe even lower 80's. It was just the right medicine to cure my doldrums!

Although I do love your way too!

Love Di ♥

Twain12 said...

OH BOY !!
We had May's like this for sure but it has been extremity warm here (32C) yesterday :S

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, my...I can hardly imagine it! We are having muggy, Spring weather...thunderstorms...I am so sorry it is so cold and snowy for you, and pray you stay safe and warm. But while I wouldn't want to share your weather, I'd love to share a Vanilla coffee and a heart-to-heart visit by your cozy fire! Love you so much, dear friend ~Janine XO

Maggie May said...

Beautiful to look at Bernie, but not what you really want to see, is it?.
It has gone really cold again here as well. Just like winter, which is very disappointing after the sunshine.
Enjoy your movies. That is all you can do. Keep warm , my friend.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

chasity said...

i'm so glad that you are feeling better bernie!!

very sad to hear about this family.
life is so fragile.

stay warm and safe and dry.

big hugs~
chasity

aims said...

Ah yes! Looks very familiar!

I had a friend from Florida tell me she has 94F today. (I wanted to swat her)!

Just imagine how green our grass will be when this is gone. We'll have to drag out the lawn mower for sure.

I'm thinking that a snowmobile with a mowing attachment is what is needed in this province!

Brian Miller said...

it just blows my mind to think snow...its 70 degrees out and abou thte perfect spring day...a fire and coffee sounds nice though. stay warm. smiles.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I pray for that family involved in the truck/train accident.

I hope you're keeping well and warm Bernie.

God bless you.

Eileen said...

Oh, Bernie, I just came from Teresa's and saw her beautiful snow pictures too, but doesn't Canada know it's Spring?!
I just can't get over how Winter hangs on for so long! I'm thinking of the beautiful pictures you posted of your big, blossoming hanging plants, and with seeing all this snow in May it doesn't seem possible that a few weeks from now you'll be posting Summer!

You day does sound nice and cozy! In weather like that there really is no place like home!
Love to you,
Eileen

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh Bernie, I know it is part of nature and there is a rhyme and a reason for it, but my gosh, that snow is a lil' bit depressing, coming in the very merry month of May! I hope you stay warm and safe. I feel bad about complaining today about the heat we have....

The Retired One said...

Oh Bernie, I am SO SORRY!!!! It is just uncomprehensible that you are getting that much snow in May. I can relate though, because the U.P. has has that happen before..and then a few days later, it turned in the 70's! At least I hope it does not last long there for you. The baby is doing better and if all goes well and God smiles on us, he can come home late tomorrow afternoon. So, if that happens, we will start our long trip home to Michigan on Friday morning.
Stay smiling, I will try and send some Florida sunshine your way tonight via the stars.

Wanda said...

Just look at the snow against your door, I think you are snowed in Bernie:) It's pretty, but best to stay in and enjoy the fire. I gather it's not too unusual then for it to snow in May. Barb has snow in the mountains too I think, so you and Teresa are not alone!
...Wanda♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Bernie I can hardly believe that. We had 9 inches of rain this weekend. Now Monday and Tuesday the sun did shine, but more rain is due. There is much flooding in this county.
QMM

Donna said...

Bernie, I can't believe you have snow in May! We have beautiful weather here ... in the 80's. We were so lucky we missed all the rains that came down in Tennessee.
Blessings,
Donna

Bernie said...

Ruth, this won't last long but it is really cold tonight.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, 85....WOW. I am so happy for you, enjoy it.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, yes I am use to our weather but I am certainly ready for Spring.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ethelmae - it was picture post card pretty today but my heart aches for that family.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Renee - yes the snow is pretty but it is time to leave now for a while.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Renee - will be over to visit soon sweetie.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lynn, I had a lovely day today believe it or not and I had a lot of company as well. It was nice.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jackie, the snow was really pretty today but it is very cold tonight. Suppose to turn nice this weekend and I am happy about that...Hugs

Bernie said...

Shelley, it is suppose to be nice this weekend....it is too cold right now to melt any of this snow but at this time of year it won't last long......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Beth, it does take being brought up in this kind of weather I think, we do get use to it and being this time of year it won't last long but it is really cold tonight.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sharon, Canada is very cold, very hot and just right at times. The winters are too long at times though but this will soon be gone.
......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary, no one wants snow in May and I am so happy for your healing. Thank you for your prayers, I can really use them....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

yaya, welcome to my blog. Thank you for visiting. I so love our Bernie's blog, she is wonderful. I never thought I'd meet another lady with the same name.
I am looking forward to the cruise for sure.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Karin, we really needed the moisture but it is so cold outside that I think this will be here for a few days.....did you get as much in the city as we did in Morinville
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, your day sounded wonderful and I am so happy you enjoyed it. Hang in there sweetie, you will get through all this. I thought of you today and would of e-mailed but my internet was down when I tried then I had company.....Hugs

Bernie said...

cinner, it was the wind that woke me up but tonight it is calm but it is very cold outside. Hope your husband made it home safe my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Twain12, oh my gosh you must be close to where my sister lives as it was 30 there.....hard to believe for sure.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Janine, here I am feeling guilty as I haven't read your Saturday post yet but I will be over shortly.....it has turned very cold tonight but I am sure come the weekend it will begin to melt......luv you, xo....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Miss Maggie, I so love hearing from you. Sorry it has turned cold again in the UK......although it is very cold tonight here. I am sure the sun will be shining on the weekend. Hope you and Harry are well my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

chas....I am feeling better thank you, and yes I still have a knot in my stomach thinking about that family, terribly sad. Hope Shauna is doing better, praying for her my friend, big hugs.....:-)

Bernie said...

aims, I am still chuckling over your snowmoible with lawn mower attachments.....probably a very good idea for Alberta. Be well my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, so kind of you to tell me it is 70 where you are.....LOL
It is cold tonight but it will turn nice again by the weekend, at least I hope so.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, I am feeling much better thank you and thank you for all your prayers for everyone.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, I wonder if Terri received as much snow in the city. I had to wait for them to shovel our walkways and steps today, it has turned very cold as well. I did have a nice day though...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Holly, enjoy your heat sweetie we will have lots of it in July and August. I did have a lovely day,
........:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, I am so happy to hear Baby N is doing so well and may be coming home soon.......I think that is wonderful. Now you two be safe driving home and I will wait to hear that you have arrived safe and sound.
Big hugs my friend.......:-)

Bernie said...

Hello Miss Wanda, I really did have a nice day today. My internet was down for a while but I had a lot of company drop in which I so enjoyed. Hope your weather is nice, I was a bit worried reading about all the rain, flooding and tornados.....we share many blogging friends in those areas don't we. I just hope all are doing well. Yes I have another friend in Colorado and she mentioned they are having snow. Strange winter all over I think. Big hugs to Alivia.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, is it still raining? I know Derby day was very wet and muddy. Hope you are well my dear friend,
........:-) Hugs

Cathy said...

Hello Bernie
Now you'd better have a word with someone about that white stuff as I'll be in the near vicinty (as they say)in late Septemebr and it better not be around then lol
Seriously it does look rather cold and not what you want or need after being sick the way you were.
Thanks for dropping in over the month of April - also for your lovely comments. They made me realise others were reading and not just the A-Zers - remind me to think long and hard when something like that comes up again lol
autumn heere means some of our days will be warm andothers quite cool. Its trying to rain outside and is down to about 15c witha decided nip in the air meaning overnight is going to be rather cold (well probably mild to you after seeing the pictures you just posted)
Take care
Cathy

Bernie said...

Donna, I am so happy to hear you are having nice weather, I wondered if the heavy rains and flooding were near you. I want everything nice for the wedding. Not long now eh?........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, I promise we will have lovely weather for your visit. If you are going to be close by perhaps we could meet for a coffee somewhere.....when are you leaving Australia? It is -5 right now, quite cold really but was much colder before the wind calmed down.
........:-) Hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

Oh Bernie - that poor family :0(

I am glad that you are tucked up safe and well and home with the comfort of your fire and movies.

Keep safe and well :)

Bernie said...

ED I am much better thank you and am very cozy inside. It is still quite cold outside and I just noticed a few flurries going on out there again.......:-) Hugs

Denise said...

The snow looks very beautiful, but so sad about the people that lost their life's.

debbie said...

DEAR BERNIE,
I HAD NO IDEA YOU WERE STILL IN WINTER TIME. YOU MUST HAVE A VERY SHORT SPRING AND SUMMER...WHEN DOES SPRING START.
AT LEAST YOU HAVE A COZY FIRE GLOWING.
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE ME. YOU ARE SUCH A SWEET LADY, ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE SICK YOUR SELF.
I WILL ADD YOU TO MY PRAYER LIST.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Tracey said...

How cold!?!?!?!?!!? Cor Blimey, i'm shivvering at the thought of it.. and how awful for the poor family who were killed.

You stay safe and warm lady, get a blanket round your knees and drink tea all day xxx

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
The snow sure is pretty to look at.
Keep yourself warm inside next to your fireplace and wish for warm weather to return.
Sending you warmth of Florida.
Take care.
Smiles.

Gail said...

HI BERNIE

the pictures are glorious - I love WInter, as you know. ANd for today, as the sun shines and the air is warm and dry I long for the isolation of Winter - just for an hour or two so I don't have to pretend I am not afraid. I love you Bernie
Gail
peace......

Bernie said...

Denise, the father and 2 daughters died, mother and son were not in the truck.......so sad. We can look around and always find others worse off than us it seems.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Debbie, we can have snow here in July or August but we can also have summer in April.....our weather has been changing the past few years........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Choices it is not warm enough to melt today so I am sure it will last until the weekend then it will finally be Spring.....:-) hugs

Bernie said...
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Bernie said...

Tracey.....and to add insult to injury it is still cold today. Oh well we know it won't last.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, I was going to email later. Hope you are doing well my friend, and I have to say I am getting a bit tired of winter but I do understand your feeling safe in its throws.......:-) Hugs

Valerie said...

Those pictures look like picture windows.... I don't envy you that snow. It's very cold here, not a bit springlike except for the gorgeous blossoms which seems more prolific this year. Hope you're still feeling well, Bernie.

Barb said...

Hi Bernie, I'm in Denver right now, so I could run through the park this morning. However, it has been steadily snowing in the Mountains. We are leaving for Breckenridge Sunday after Brunch - after a couple days in the snow, we're heading to warmer climes for the rest of May. Your photos of the snow are beautiful - a calm, white world. Stay warm and safe, Bernie!

GrandmaK said...

Really lovely pics...for May. Wishing you well and flowers soon. :) (()) Cathy

Joey said...

Good gravy! It's in the high 70's here, and everything is green. So, so pretty. The grass has been a bit slow coming back this year, due to the snow, but it will.

Love you, Bernie. Hope your movie was good. What did you watch?

quieten said...

how sad about those in the accident.
Life really is fleeting and fragile.
Can't believe you had snow- it made guilty me feel guilty for wearing a short-sleeved shirt and no jacket today. You sound well-hope all is on the up and up with you. Things here are crazy-recovery central is up and running!
Will catch up with you soon. Take care, be safe in the nasty weather and enjoy that fire!
Love ya
Quieten

laurie said...

oh my god that poor family. oh my god.

it was blustery here all day, and the temperature has been dropping. they're saying snow flurries friday night, but nothing like you have.

Jill said...

Hey I would LOVE to wake up to pictures like that! But it's just not going to happen here in central Calif. I envy your weather.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I remember snow in May - in Denver. Blanketed everything and seemed to extend a never ending winter. How sad for the family in the car, but you have found beauty in your photos.

Looks like the trees will survive. I'm worried about my new tomato crop. Already 90 degrees the past two days. Need my blossoms to set. My never ending tomato war. Trying to keep my air off as long as possible. Lower bills and windows open.

Stay warm.

anne h said...

It's 80 here!
I love the snow, but gosh!
You might as well be in Alaska, Bernie!
Stay warm, eh?

Deborah said...

YIKES, when will Spring arrive. That is crazy. That is so sad about the family. You have to so careful in the snow and ice. Will you have warm weather soon? I hope so!
xxoo
Deborah

Kay said...

AGHHHHHH!!! Get me outta there! :) Spring is in the air and wonderful....snow a time of the past! Pictures always look so cozy and serene though, don't they? Deceiving little boggers!

Rebecca said...

The site is stunningly beautiful, but I'm quite content to be "down here"! I've been able to have windows open to get fresh air through the house the past couple of days. It IS quite cool this evening...think I'll shut the window NOW!

Snowbrush said...

Gee, Bernie, better you than I. I can but hope you agree.

lyptis said...

Wow, my eyes almost popped out to see you have such weather in May!!

I hope everyone stays safe, thats a terrible tragedy with that family.

You sound rather cozied up tho, sounds lovely and warm and comfy.:)

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is A LOT of snow for May. I'm afraid it would be a deal breaker for me. (There's a reason I live in So. California-- I'm a winter wimp!)

Stay warm,
jj