Snow!!!!! a thing good to watch but not to live with. I was almost pissed of with this slush n winter..i had never experienced such a long n cold winters. Its Canada and i am here in the wrong time :( ... but job doesn't know that. Enjoying and accepting what comes across is again an art of life. Its difficult to practice but not hard.
It was fall when i landed in Canada. It was pleasant days for a fortnight. I had never seen snow n i was eager n in fact very excited for winter to start. The day came when it started with Flurries at night and the next morning was whitish here and there on the grasses. I missed seeing the snow fall. I had to wait for a week for next snow and the weather forecast rarely fails here. It was again during night it snowed , but well enough to make it a flat white carpet. As usual was in early morning rush to office, but i couldnt stop myself clicking a snap of my first footstep in snow :) . It was November that time and the temperature was around zero only when it used to snow. But then that was hard for me who came from a tropical weather.
And then came dec, the xmay for which people here expect snow. I was told feb will be the coldest month. Oh no Coldest!! then wats it now ?? Then came a storm in dec to my astonishment it was zero visibility, Bloody hell how do people drive when they cant see wats next to them. But its not a fact for canadians and I could see good no of cars on the roads. I went out to do grocery with my canadian freinds in car and it was a real wove and the driving skills matter. But trust me its not very cold when it snows. The days after the snow shows you wats cold. Then was the new year 2008 welcomed with ample snow. Strom come now and then dumping snow, and the slush everywhere in days after the storm. Had snow more than wanted :)
Fear of February embraces me and there comes the freak. Its below zero mostly and the wind chill factor and feels like temperature going below -20. One more weekend grocery shopping that month made me lose my nerve. Prediction of early spring brings some hope back :)
Life is all about experience and i will cherish these days in canada. Cheers Canada!