The Sun

Whew – the sun is back.  We’re not used to going for long without seeing it.  I might have mentioned that before  🙂

The city is now plowing the residential street and towing cars left in the way.  It was nice to watch them at work last night and the streets are all nice and clear in my neighbourhood.  They always threaten to tow the cars, but seldom do it and the road in front of my place is always bumpy and snow covered for the whole winter.  There is always at least one car in front of my house.

This city is pretty efficient at cleaning up after a snow storm.  We do get a lot of practice.  The only complaint I’ve ever had is when they leave parked cars and plow around them, so if they continue to get them out of there and do a proper job of plowing, I’ll be happy.

I have some pictures of the streets and sidewalks (which were also plowed) as well as the sunrise today.

Winnipeg Street Nov 13/12
Winnipeg Street Nov 13/12

Chester managed to get his head into this picture.  🙂

Winnipeg Sidewalk Nov 13/12
Winnipeg Sidewalk Nov 13/12

Our fire hydrants here get these big orange poles beside them so they can been seen by the fire department if they get buried by the snow.  They also make them more visible to the plow operators who are also supposed to avoid hitting them and to make access to them through the snow.  The red dot on the tree in the middle of the picture is to show that it has been checked for Dutch Elm disease.  They are usually pretty certain by the time they mark them, so this tree may be removed at any time during the winter.

Sunrise Nov 13
Sunrise Nov 13

I couldn’t decide which of the sunrise pictures I liked the best, so I put them both up.

Sunrise Nov 13
Sunrise Nov 13

A very thin layer of ice has now formed on the Red River.

Red River Bank - Nov 13
Red River Bank – Nov 13

Amazing how the weeds light up in the sunshine.

Now, its time to eat some breakfast while watching the cams on Africam.