This winter has been by far the best winter I have seen in over 15 years. I love snow and we have been getting dumped on over and over again this winter. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this much snow in any single winter since I was born.
What amuses me about snowstorms is the fact that everyone around me becomes so anxious when they hear the news that a snowstorm is approaching. I enjoy avoiding the weather reports so as not to eliminate the element of surprise. It’s a bit like Presidential elections and polls; you already have a really good idea based on polls who will be the winner (I’d rather have no idea who’s going to win until the actual election). I also enjoy watching movies without having seen the trailer for the same reason.
But I guess since I don’t rely on my car to get around, I have no reason to fear a couple feet of snow. When you rely on your car to get around, you rely on good road conditions which means you’re impacted by the weather.
There’s nothing more relaxing and beautiful to me than the snow falling, and I love walking to work through the snow before the sidewalks get shovelled. After the sidewalks are shovelled I can’t stand it because it’s either wet or you’re walking through the disgusting salt they put down to melt the ice (Which by the way should be banned for many reasons, not just because of its environmental impact, but also because it ruins my shoes).
I’m heading to Calgary tomorrow for a couple weeks for work, so I’m going to bring my snowboard and spend the next couple weekends snowboarding in Banff. Here are a couple pictures I took of the snow today: